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Advanced Study | Pediatrics Part Seven

Trauma: 20-40% of pediatric deaths due to trauma are preventable. Most common: Falls, then MVA, accidental injury, sports related injury, assaults/abuse. Assessment: ABCs Treatment: IV saline or LR for hypovolemia Head trauma: most common cause of death because their big, heavy heads hit first. Manage airway, O2, intubate as necessary Spinal Trauma: more flexible, lack […]

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Drowning and Diving Emergencies

Near Drowning: drowning is death by asphyxiation during an immersion episode, so near drowning is when the process is interrupted and reversed. Drugs and alcohol are involved in 35-75% of drownings. Lakes, ponds and backyard pools. Males 5-8x more likely, also older, younger and African American are higher risks. Assessment: Signs and symptoms: Progressive dyspnea […]

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