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Prehospital evaluation and care of the special needs and technology-dependent child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12154679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As EMS providers, most of you will care for a child with a special healthcare need at some point in your career. The complexity of these patients and the vast array of specialized equipment required for their medical care, however, need not be frightening. Most of the care these children require will fall within your scope of practice. A rapid assessment using the ABC approach and timely transport to the hospital will be sufficient in the majority of cases. Remember, the child's care provider is a valuable resource and should be used to the fullest extent whenever possible.
Derek S Wheeler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medical services     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0094-6575     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med Serv     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-05     Completed Date:  2002-09-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0431735     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Serv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-50, 52, 54 passim; quiz 97     Citation Subset:  H    
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Ciincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / therapy*
Biomedical Technology
Child Health Services / standards*
Child, Preschool
Disabled Children*
Emergency Treatment / instrumentation,  methods,  standards*
Enteral Nutrition / methods
Infant, Newborn
Intubation, Intratracheal / methods
Pediatrics / instrumentation,  methods,  standards*
Positive-Pressure Respiration / methods
Respiration, Artificial / methods
Tracheostomy / methods
United States

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