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Misc Pediatric

Vital Norms and more

NORMAL RESTING HR 1-3 years 80-130
NORMAL RESTING HR 3-6 years 75-120
NORMAL RESTING HR 6-11 years 70-115
NORMAL RESTING HR 11-13 years 70-110
NORMAL RESTING HR 13-18 years 65-105
RESTING RESPIRATORY 1 month-1 year 27-40
RESTING RESPIRATORY 6-11 years 18-24
RESTING RESPIRATORY 11-18 years 16-24
WHAT COULD AN ABNORMAL TEMP IN A CHILD INDICATE? • COLD stress in children can lead to metabolic acidosis or respiratory distress. • HYPERTHERMIA increases a child’s metabolic rate, which can lead to febrile seizures.
NORMAL PEDIATRIC TEMPERATURE RANGES [Fahrenheit] Axillary 96.6-98.0 degrees Oral 97.6-98.6 degrees Rectal or Tympanic 98.6-100.0 degrees
Tachycardia in children is indicative of: COMMON SIGN acute illness or stress in infants and children.
Bradycardia in children is indicative of: most frequently related to poor airway control.
Hypotension in children is indicative of: LATE SIGN shock or inadequate circulation in infants and children.
S/S Tetralogy of Fallot Heart Murmur Cyanotic Spells
Do children with cystic fibrosis suffer from diarrhea, constipation or neither Constipation
What is best to give a child diagnosed with DM1 suffering from hypoglycemia? 240mL Milk
Is it better to complete a lab draw on a pediatric hemophiliac via venipuncture or capillary stick? Venipuncture - they tend to bleed more excessively with heel sticks/finger sticks.
Should pediatric patients be encouraged to chew their enzymes? NO - Enzymes are coated and do not perform optimally if chewed
Temp nurses should advise parents of young children to set their Hot Water Heater at: 49C//120F
If a pediatric asthmatic is assessed and found to have decreased wheezing, what should be done? Provider contacted immediately. A decrease in wheezing indicates acute airway constriction.
Describe Kussmaul Respirations Rapid breathing - typically found in DKA
Describe Cheynne-Stokes Very irregular breaths - some are agonal and long others short and gaspy - common during the dying process
Created by: Erinluray