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Rounds Details:

Date: Thursday October 20, 2011

Presented by: Dr. Karen Forward, PGY-5, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Dr. Michael Peddle, FRCPC, Assistant Medical Director SWORBHP

Brief Description:

Respiratory distress is one of the most common chief complaints for children seeking medical care.  In the fall season, children with asthma can have attacks exacerbated by viral infections or ragweed.  However, not everything that wheezes is asthma!

Paramedics of all levels will benefit from attending this paramedic webinar as you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between the adult and pediatric respiratory anatomy and physiology

  • Relate the common causes of respiratory distress in pediatric patients

  • Discuss the benefits and risks of pre-hospital treatments for pediatric respiratory distress

  • Correctly apply the Advance Life Support Patient Care Standards to a variety of clinical situations.

Important Note:
Due to technical difficulties, the introduction to this webinar is unavailable. There is reference to the 2011 Medical Directives, so if you have not participated in a 2011-2012 Recert program yet, these may appear new to you. Also, there is an error on slide # 37 and should read: Uncuffed Tube Size (Age/4+4) and Cuffed Tube Size (Age/4+3). The error has been corrected in the powerpoint presentation.
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Important Note:

The Advanced Life Support Patient Care Standards were revised in November 2011.  Whenever reviewing paramedic rounds and webinars recorded before that date, be sure to consult the most current version of the Patient Care Standards for proper application of the medical directives.

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