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Lesson 3 Pediatric Emergencies

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the differences between children and adults.
  • Identify information that should be obtained from a general physical assessment of a pediatric patient.
  • Identify special considerations of the ill or injured child.
  • Identify the signs, symptoms, and treatment for these pediatric emergencies:
    • a. Foreign body airway obstruction.
    • b. Anaphylaxis.
    • c. Croup.
    • d. Epiglottitis.
    • e. Acute asthma.
    • f. Status asthmaticus.
    • g. Bronchiolitis.
    • h. Seizures.
    • i. Febrile convulsions.
    • j. Meningitis.
    • k. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
  • Identify appropriate actions for a child who has experienced physical trauma.
  • Identify the differences between the vital signs of a child and the vital signs of an adult.
  • Identify the points of assessment for a neurological examination of a child.

Select a study unit:

Differences Between a Child's Body and an Adult's Body

3-1. Introduction
3-2. Differences Between Children and Adults

Patient Assessment

3-3. Pediatric Patient History
3-4. The Physical Examination

Special Considerations of the Ill or Injured Child

3-5. A Frightened Child
3-6. General Principles
3-7. Approaching the Injured or Sick Child

Pediatric Emergencies

3-8. Foreign Body Obstruction of the Airway
3-9. Anaphylaxis
3-10. Croup
3-11. Epiglottitis
3-12. Acute Asthma
3-13. Status Asthmaticus
3-14. Bronchiolitis
3-15. Seizures
3-16. Febrile Convulsions
3-17. Meningitis
3-18. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Trauma in Children

3-19. Immediate Action
3-20. Vital Signs
3-21. Neurological Assessment
3-22. Summary

Exercises  for Lesson 3

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015