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Anand Gopalsami 17 Sep 15
Test yourself in disaster triage: 38yM with a RR26 has radial pulse but is not following simple commands - B,R,Y,G?
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Anand Gopalsami 17 Sep 15
Peds disaster triage is different from adults, take a look
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Anand Gopalsami 17 Sep 15
Adult START triage algorithm attached
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Anand Gopalsami 17 Sep 15
disaster drill day at UofC today!
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Anand Gopalsami 17 Sep 15
. Peds Triage tool, different algorithm than adults.
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Anand Gopalsami 17 Sep 15
. adult triage START Triage Flowsheet.
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Anand Gopalsami 17 Sep 15
. Disaster training drill at UC today!.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. work with the parent as a partner during pedi procedures, sometimes you may have to ask them to leave the room.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. can using distraction technique be as effective as drugs (control, video game VG, versed)- VG age 6-9 outperformed!.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. the more sensory nerve fibers activated blunts perception to pain. Vibration/cold pack betw injury / spine works.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. sucrose on pacifier works up to a year of life! Use it for all procedures, cheap & simple.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. babies given sugar water prior to shots cry far less.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. 97 circumcision study, EMLA vs control, pain response 2mo later for shots far less. Pain @ birth has downstream effect.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. pain is much more than the tissue damage for children (and adults), it's the fear / anxiety component you work against.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. irrigating pedi wounds, 60cc syringe with an angiocath, looks scary! Desensitize the child by spraying the parent 1st.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. taboos for procedures: it doesn't hurt, I promise, it's quick - kids aren't dumb.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. preview of a 2 hour workshop at ACEP, how to zen the room for pedi procedures.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. Now discussing techniques for performing pedi procedures without tears with the amazing Lisa McQueen and Larry Gray.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. northwest axis, badness.
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Anand Gopalsami 10 Sep 15
. when in doubt, "just hand me 150mg amio".
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