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24 Cards in this Set

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A form of bacterial meningitis characterized by rapid onset of symptoms, often leading to shock and death.
Neisseria meningitidis
An event that causes unresponsiveness, cyanosis, and apnea in an infant, who then resumes breathing with stimulation
apparent life-threatening event (ALTE)
Any improper or excessive action that injures or otherwise harms a child or infant; includes neglect and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse
child abuse
Loss of water from the tissues of the body.
Blood settling to the lowest point of the body, causing discoloration of the skin.
dependent lividity
Seizure relating to a fever
febrile seizure
A feeding tube placed directly through the wall of the abdomen; used in patients who cannot ingest liquids or solids.
gastrostomy tube
Children between 6 to 12 years of age.
A seizure that features rhythmic back-and-forth motion of an extremity and body stiffness.
generalized tonic-clonic seizure
Children between 12 to 18 years of age.
The first year of life.
An inflammation of the meningeal coverings of the brain and spinal cord; it is usually caused by a virus or a bacterium.
A tube inserted into the trachea in children who cannot breathe on their own; passes through the neck directly into the major airways.
tracheostomy tube
The first month after birth
A specialized medical practice devoted to the care of the young.
Reduced minute volume, either from reduced rate and/or depth of breathing
An inflatable device that covers the legs and abdomen; used to splint the lower extremities or pelvis or to control bleeding in the lower extremities, pelvis, or abdominal cavity.
pneumatic antishock garment (PASG)
Children between 3 to 6 years of age.
Stiffening of the body; a definitive sign of death
rigor mortis
Bleeding within the head and damage to the cervical spine of an infant who has been intentionally and forcibly shaken; a form of child abuse
shaken baby syndrome
A tube that diverts excess cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to the abdomen
The most posterior portion of the cranium
Death of an infant or young child that remains unexplained after a complete autopsy.
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
The period following infancy until 3 years of age.