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P102

Do you have a systematic  approach to complete a paediatric nursing assessment and document appropriately? Can you explain the ‘red flags’ associated with paediatric presentations in the emergency department? 

Resources

Use any (or all) of these resources to prepare for the Know and Show Assessment

Know & Show Assessment Tool: 

With an approved assessor at your E.D.:
Know

Identify at least 5 common ‘red flags’ which have been shown to be significantly predictive of serious illness/injury in infants and young children

  • Decreased feeding (1/2 normal amount last 24hrs)
  • Increased work of breathing
  • Fewer than 4 wet nappies past 24hrs
  • Decreased activity/drowsiness
  • Skin pale/mottled
  • Febrile illness in child less than 3 months
  • Rashes
  • Cyanotic/apnoeic episodes
  • Comorbidities or premature infants
  • Seizure activity
  • Fall from twice child’s height
  • Immersion 
Show Perform an assessment on a child in the E.D. using a systematic approach.
Outcomes
Knowledge

Not yet able to correctly answer; or requires frequent prompting.

Able to correctly answer almost all questions with minimal prompting.

Answers correctly without prompting.

Skills Performance

Not yet correctly performing skill; or requires frequent prompting.

Performs correctly with some prompts and no critical errors.

Performs correctly without prompting.

Overall

Not yet completed.

Completed.

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