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Normal vital signs vary with age. Not that the younger the child, the __________ the normal heart rate and the _____ the normal blood pressure. After about ____ years of age, normal vital signs approach adult levels

faster
lower
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Pediatric Parameters- Unless otherwise stated, pediatric protocols will apply to pt _________ years of age. If the pt age is not known, then pediatric protocol will appy until there are physical signs that the pt has reached _______/_______ as indicated by _______ in boys and ______ development in girls

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_________ a late and ominous sign of shock, means that ________ arrest is imminent. A child may lose ______% of his/her circulating blood volume before becoming hypotensive. The signs and systems of shock are much more _______ than blood pressure for children.

Hypotension
cardiorespiratory
25%
sensitive

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________ Pediatric Emergency tape or equivalent weight-based reference tool is highly recommended as an aid to determining the pt weight and proper drug does and equipment sizes

Broselow

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Mean Systolic Blood pressure can also be estimated by ____________

80+(2x Age, in years)

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Lower limits of Systolic Blood Pressure can also be estimated by:___________

70 + (2x Age, in years)

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Pediatric Weight formula

(2 x Age, in years) + 8= Weight

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Pounds/kilogram conversion: ___________

Weight (lbs) /2.2 = weight in KG

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3 Ways to estimate ET tube length in children

1) Diameter of the child's nostril
2) Diameter of the childs little finger nail
3) The formula (age+16) / 4

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ET tube insertion depth ( from level of lip)
-2 formulas

Age in years /2 +12

Tube Size (mm i.d.) X 3

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Use uncuffed ET tubes for ages ____ (ET tubes with I.D. of _____)

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