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MARKENSON DAVID MD EMT-P; FOLTIN, GEORGE MD; TUNIK, MICHAEL MD; COOPER, ARTHUR MD; TREIBER, MARSHA MPS; WELBORN, CHARLES MD; CLAPPIN, JOHN EMT-P; FITTON, ANNE EMT-P; GIORDANO, LORRAINE MD
Pediatric Emergency Care: April 1997
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The purpose of this document is to present a general approach to educating the First Responder in Emergency Pediatric Care. The First Responder is especially important in the emergency care of the sick or injured child. The majority of mortality and morbidity associated with pediatric emergencies is a result of airway and ventilatory compromise. In addition, most airway and ventilation problems can be corrected with only basic life support interventions that are within the scope of practice of the First Responder. As a result, it is of paramount importance to assure that the First Responder is adequately trained in the initial care of the pediatric patient. This document will review some of the key objectives and topics which the First Responder needs to understand in order to adequately care for children until further emergency care arrives. Templates for lesson plans and suggested activities for training the First Responder are also presented

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