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[Pediatric emergencies: Knowledge of basic measures for the emergency physician]

S Meyer, U Grundmann, J Reinert, L Gortner
Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin 2015, 110 (8): 633-41; quiz 642-3
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Life-threatening pediatric emergencies are relatively rare in the prehospital setting. Thus, the treating emergency physician may not always be familiar with and well trained in these situations. However, pediatric emergencies require early recognition and initiation of specific diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to prevent further damage. The treatment of pediatric emergencies follows current recommendations as detailed in published international guidelines. The aim of this review is to familiarize the emergency physician with general aspects pertinent to this topic-most importantly anatomical and physiological characteristics in this cohort. Also, specific information with regard to analgesia and sedation, which may be warranted in the prehospital setting, will be provided.

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