Flashcards in Exam II Lecture 12 Pediatric Emergencies The Basics Dr. Metts Deck (12):
What temperature correlates to a neonatal fever?
Temp >100.4 (38)
and no focus of infection.
When should a peds be admitted to the hospital for a fever?
If the peds is younger than 28 days with a fever.
Which bacteria should be covered in a neonate with fever?
What medications should be used in peds patients with concominant fever?
Ampicillin and Cefotaxime
When is it okay to discharge a peds aged >28 days to 2 months for fever?
If the PMH is negative and labs are normal.
UA normal <10 wbc
What should a seizure pt be administered?
Get CBC, lites
What are the basic treatments for asthma?
Albuterol for bronchospams
Steroids for inflammation
ensure proper hydration.
How do you treat a croup patient with significant strdor?
Nebulized racemic epinephrine
If a patient presenting with laryngotracheobronchotis like symptoms doesnt respond to nebulized racemic epinephrine or dexamethasone what is your differential?
how do you treat dehydration?
Bolus in peds 20 ml/kg of normal saline or lactated ringer.
What are the signs of dehydration?
Prolonged cap refill
Decreased blood pressure