This edition of The Paediatric Review looks at capillary blood sampling, a great alternative to venipuncture which can be difficult in infants and young children.
Cardiopulmonary arrests are uncommon in children, however, when they do occur, the outcome and prognosis is often poor. Progressive respiratory failure is the number one cause of cardiac arrests in children. Early recognition and intervention is key to preventing a child from progressing to a cardiopulmonary arrest.
This edition of The Paediatric Review includes helpful tips and tricks for nurses caring for children.
More and more often, children are receiving sedation and/or analgesia for procedures outside of the operating room. Healthcare providers caring for these children must be aware of the important aspects of administering these medications, including both the benefits and associated risks related to the medications being used. The purpose of this self-directed learning package is […]
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication of Diabetes. This edition focuses on DKA recognition and management in the paediatric patient. Knowing the signs of DKA and providing quick intervention are essential to a positive outcome. Remember to speak to your local tertiary care centre for additional support.
Constipation is a topic of concern for many parents, some of which seek medical advice. The causes of childhood constipation are multi-factorial and rarely due to an organic etiology. This edition of The Paediatric Review will look at functional constipation and the treatment options available for children.