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1

Basic life support in children. How many breaths and compressions?

5 rescue breaths.
15 compressions 2 breaths

2

Basic life support in neonates. How many breaths and compressions?

3:1
Rate- 100 per min in all ages

3

What signs can you see in infants for ⬆️effort of breathing/respiratory distress?

⬆️RR
Accessory muscle use - costal recession
Nasal flare
Position
Sounds- stridor, wheeze or grunting

4

How do you measure efficacy of breathing?

Chest expansion
Air entry
Pulse oximetry (sats)

5

What are the pre-terminal signs in respiratory failure?

Cyanosis
Altered consciousness
Silent chest
O2 of <85% in air
Hypotension

6

How do you identify potential central neurological failure?

AVPU
Posture - decorticate (flexion) and decerebrate (extension)
Pupils

7

Apgar score

Colour- 2 blue or pale
Hr- absent
Reflex