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Important consideration when performing a detailed physical exam on a child or infant.
Use a trunk to head approach.

NOTE: This helps reduce the child or infant's anxiety.
Suggested way to administer oxygen to a child who will not tolerate a mask.
Use A Blow-By Technique-
-Hold oxygen tubing two inches from the patient's face.
-Insert oxygen tubing into a paper cup held near the patient's face.
Proper technique for inserting an oral airway in a child or infant.
Use a tongue depressor to insert the airway right side up.
Do Not Insert The Airway Upside Down And Use A Rotating Technique.
Three important questions to ask concerning a child who has experienced a seizure.
1. Has the child previously had seizures?
2. If the child has previously had seizures, did this seizure follow the same pattern?
3. Is the child taking anti-seizure medications, and if so, has the child taken it?
Sign which may be associated with a fever which should alert the EMT-Basic to a potentially serious illness.
A rash accompanying a fever may signify a potentially serious condition, such as meningitis.
Proper position in which a child with a gastrostomy tube should be placed.
Transport The Patient:
Sitting, or lying on the right side with the head elevated.

NOTE: This reduces the risk of aspiration.
Proper method for managing bleeding from the area of a central line.
Apply direct pressure, using a sterile dressing, to the site where the central line passes into the body.
Purpose of a SHUNT???
A shunt runs from the patient's brain to the abdomen to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid.
Important consideration when caring for a child with a shunt???
Patients with shunts are prone to respiratory arrest.