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Flashcards in Febrile Child Deck (5):
1

What are some signs of an unwell child?

Poor interaction
Inconsolability
Tachycardia
Tachyopnoea
Cool peripheries
Poor perfusion
Cyanosis
Lethargic

2

What is the cut off for fever in a child?

>38C rectal temperature

3

When is a full septic workup mandatory?

When the child is otherwise unwell

4

What is the most important clinical factor in deciding whether to admit a child?

Whether they look well or not

5

What does a septic screen consist of?

FBE
Blood culture
Urine MCS
+/-CXR
+/-LP