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COMMON PEDIATRIC PRESENTATIONS TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

This module discusses the unique needs and situations associated with the pediatric patient presenting to the emergency department.

Objectives

  • Know the unique differences of children according to their age and stage of development, i.e. physiologic, anatomical
  • Know that assessment techniques need to be age specific 
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of a critically ill child
  • Be aware of common pediatric presentations to ED
  • Understand the importance of treating the child and parents together

References

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (2004). Provider Manual 3rd Edition.

Emergency Nurses Association. (2012). Emergency nursing pediatric course: provider manual, Fourth Edition, ENA: Des Plaines, IL. pp.41-80.

Fetveit, A. (2008). Assessment of febrile seizures in children. Eur J Pediatr,167, 17-27.

Howard, P. & Steinmann, R. (Eds.), (2010). Sheehy’s Emergency Nursing Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.

Ishimine, P. (2007). The evolving approach to the young child who has fever and no obvious source. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, (25), 1087-1115.

Kolahi, A., & Tahmooreszadeh, S. (2009). First febrile convulsions: inquiry about the knowledge, attitudes, and concerns of the patients’ mothers. Eur J Pediatr, 168, 167-171.

Sadleir, L., & Scheffer, I. (2007, February). Febrile seizures. BMJ, 334, 307-311. Retrieved from http://www.bmj.com

Saunders Elsevier (2007). Emergency Nursing Core Curriculum. St. Louis, Missouri 63146.

Strange, G.R., Ahrens, W.R., Lelyveld, S., & Schafermeyer, R.W. (1999). Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A comprehensive study guide. McGraw-Hill.

Ward, M.A., (2008). Fever in children. Retrieved from http://www.uptodate.com

Suggested Readings

Freedman, S. (2018). Oral rehydration therapy. Retrieved July 18, 2018 from http://www.uptodate.com

Ralston, M. (2018). Basic airway management in children. Retrieved July 18, 2018 from http://www.uptodate.com

Salati, D.S. (2006). Knowing the ABC’s of caring for children. Nursing 2006 Critical Care (1), 10-12.

 

 

 
 
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