Pediatric Telephone Advice

Pediatric Telephone Advice

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This handbook presents step-by-step protocols for telephone triage and advice for over 150 pediatric symptoms and chief complaints. Written in algorithmic format, the protocols list questions the health care professional should ask the caller to assess the urgency of the problem and determine whether it requires emergency intervention, an office visit, or home care. Where appropriate, the book provides first aid and home care instructions for parents and alerts parents to complications that warrant a call back.SEE OTHER PROTOCOL If a specific disease is suspected, go to that protocol instead. a€c aquot;Is your child taking any medicines such as an antibiotic?aquot; If so, see Rash, Widespread While on Drugs. a€c aquot;Does it look like chickenpox?aquot; If so, see Chickenpox. ... If so, see Hives (especially if itchy). ... Life-threatening Emergency: Activate EMS (911) Tell the parent to call 91 1 or an ambulance immediately and go toanbsp;...

Title:Pediatric Telephone Advice
Author:Barton D. Schmitt
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2004


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