Spotting the sick child. Steve Murray 31 March 2014. Objectives. Review the anatomical differences between adults and children Describe systematic assessment Discuss treatment of sick children by CFRs. They’re not just small adults!. Airway. < 6 months – nasal breathers
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Spotting the sick child.
31 March 2014
Prone to airway obstruction
If working hard at breathing, will tire
Compensate well – then deteriorate quickly
280 ml blood
Prone to hypothermia
Prone to hypoglycaemia
Abdominal organs at risk of injury
Exhaustion is a pre-terminal sign
Slow pulse is pre-terminal sign
They will compensate well....then not.....
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