CHP22 - Ch. Ch. Emergencies 1 Pediatric Pediatric 2 3...

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Ch. 22-Pediatric and Geriatric Ch. 22-Pediatric and Geriatric Emergencies Emergencies 1
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Pediatric Pediatric 2
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Obtaining a History Obtaining a History Do not let upset parents and a screaming child unnerve you;  take the time you need to get the information you need. Get information from parents or other witnesses, not the  child. Ask when symptoms developed, how they progressed, and  what care has already been given. If there was an accident, determine the details of the  accident, the mechanism of injury, and what first aid care  has already been given. 4
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Assessing Vital Signs Assessing Vital Signs 5 Adult Child Respirations (per min) 12- 20 Infants- 20-40 Older kids- 16-25 Pulse (per min) 60-100 Infant- 130-150 Older kid- 90-110 Temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) 97.8-99.1  98.3-99.4
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Children are More Susceptible to: Children are More Susceptible to: Croup- A viral infection that causes swelling beneath the  glottis and progressive narrowing of the airway Epiglottitis- A bacterial infection that causes swelling of the  epiglottis and blocking of the airway Asthma Shock SIDS- Sudden death of an apparently healthy infant, usually  while asleep Cardiac Arrest: due to respiratory causes Abuse 6
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Seizures 1. Turn the child onto his or her side to prevent the  tongue from relaxing and shifting backward,  blocking the air passage. 2. Do not hold the child down, but place the child  where he or she will not fall or strike something. A  rug on the floor is excellent; so is a crib with  padded sides. 3. Loosen tight or restrictive clothing.
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