Special Considerations for Pediatric Patients: Shock and Respiratory Conditions
Delivering emergency care to children can cause considerable stress and anxiety, especially when you consider that pediatric emergencies make up a small percentage of EMS calls. How can you stay prepared to improve pediatric outcomes?
Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about special considerations for pediatric patients and to review best, life-saving practices for handling pediatric shock and respiratory emergencies.
In this video, EMS instructor and critical care paramedic Kuo Downing-Reese:
- Discusses pediatric definitions.
- Reviews normal vital signs and pediatric assessment.
- Discusses anatomical differences in pediatric patients.
- Reviews proper treatment for pediatric respiratory emergencies.
- Discusses the various forms of shock and associated treatments.
For more pediatric training to keep you at your best, explore our online courses.
About the Presenter
Kuo Downing-Reese is an 18-year veteran of EMS. She started her career in Los Angeles County serving in a variety of settings, including private ambulance, fire, and hospital ED. Kuo went to paramedic school at UCLA-Daniel Freeman. She has a degree in EMS management from George Washington University and currently practices as a full-time critical care paramedic in Rochester, New York. She also does a variety of EMS and medical training as a CareerCert instructor, NY State Certified CIC, NAEMT instructor, and as an AHA regional/training center faculty.