Assessment of. Febrile child Ravi Seyan. F2F encounter. Consider ABC A- airways B- Breathing C- Circulation. F2F. Airway, breathing: signs of respiratory distress include recession, grunting, accessory muscle use, flared nostrils. F2F. Normal Respiration Neonates :
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30 to 60 breaths/ min
20 to 40 breaths /min
20 to 30 breaths/ min
15 to 25 breaths/ min
15 to 20 breaths/ min
BE CONCERNED IF RR> 70 IN UNDER 1 YEAR
OR > 50 IN OLDER CHILDREN
PS rates are not reliable in crying infant
Traffic light system for identifying risk of serious illnessChildren with fever and any of the symptoms or signs in the red column should be recognised as being at high risk. Similarly, children with fever and any of the symptoms or signs in the amber column and none in the red column should be recognised as being at intermediate risk. Children with symptoms and signs in the green column and none in the amber or red column are at low risk. The management of children with fever should be directed by the level of risk.