Understanding the pediatric patient

Our co-hosts discuss the complexities of handling pediatric patients, including best practices and building confidence in the ability to treat children


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In this episode, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss EMS1 columnist Kevin Grange's recent article, "Pediatric patient ABCs: 7 tips for EMTs and paramedics." Our co-hosts talk about building confidence, how best to use the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) and knowing the five different age ranges of growth development.

Pediatric calls are one of the top challenges for EMS providers, secondary to minimal training and call volume. 


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The pediatric general assessment triangle

Go back to the basics with a thorough understanding of pediatric appearance, breathing and circulation warning signs, and the cardinal rule of pediatric assessment


This article was originally posted May 9, 2019. It has been updated.

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