Session: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Description:

In concerned for critically ill children, treatment and management often begins in the pediatric emergency department. A smooth transition in care is needed to ensure appropriate care to the sickest of children. It requires the supervision of critically ill children in the pediatric emergency department apart from the initial stabilization for conditions such as pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory failure, status epilepticus, traumatic brain injury, congenital heart disease, and metabolic emergencies. Often, these conditions are serious and can be life-threatening. It includes treating acute medical problems such as high or persistent fever, severe infections, difficulty breathing, severe pain, vomiting, convulsions, and serious allergic reactions. Serious accidents, such as fractures, head injuries, burns, and disabilities arising from collisions, falls, or other incidents involving motor vehicles. Overdoses and poisonings. Significant chronic disease conditions such as asthma, diabetes, sickle cell disease, and congenital or other debilitating diseases (i.e., existing at birth).

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