…..a dry nappy for several hours should also be of concern. Not wanting to eat or drink is the last on the list of indicators of serious illness.
It should be remembered that children and infants usually find it difficult to express how they feel. Awareness of possible combinations in any of the items listed above with a fever raises concern. The guideline states, “In children, parental concern that this illness is more severe or different and care providers thinking “something is wrong” are predictive of the presence of sepsis”.
Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
We have looked at red flag indicators over the past few days in adults, children and infants. Tomorrow we look at how someone presenting with red flag indicators should be managed.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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