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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328688/prioritizing-the-care-of-critically-ill-children-in-south-africa-how-does-screen-perform-against-other-triage-tools
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Bhakti Hansoti, Peter Hodkinson, Lee Wallis
OBJECTIVE: Childhood mortality remains unacceptably high. In low-resource settings, children with critical illness often present for care. Current triage strategies are time consuming and require trained health care workers. To address this limitation, our team developed a simple subjective tool, SCREEN (Sick Children Require Emergency Evaluation Now), which is easy to administer, to identify critically ill children. This article presents the development of the SCREEN program and evaluates its performance when compared with other commonly implemented triage tools in low-resource settings...
March 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328672/pediatric-trauma-under-triage-in-ohio
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Juan P Gurria, Lynn Haas, Md Monir Hossain, Mohammad Alfrad Nobel Bhuiyan, Misty Troutt, Suzanne Moody, Richard A Falcone
BACKGROUND: Appropriate and timely triage is an essential component of a trauma system. In the state of Ohio there are 6 verified pediatric trauma centers (PTC) across 8 state regions. The purpose of this study was to better understand the pediatric under-triage rates in the state. METHODS: We utilized the Ohio Trauma Registry from 2007 - 2012, consisting of 14,045 records of children < 16 years admitted to a hospital for greater than 48 hours or who sustained a traumatic death...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321299/successful-emergency-department-interventions-that-reduce-time-to-antibiotics-in-febrile-pediatric-cancer-patients
#3
Sandra Spencer, MIchele Nypaver, Katherine Hebert, Christopher Benner, Rachel Stanley, Daniel Cohen, Alexander Rogers, Jason Goldstick, Prashant Mahajan
Children with cancer and fever are at high risk for sepsis related death. Rapid antibiotic delivery (< 60 minutes) has been shown to reduce mortality. We compared patient outcomes and describe interventions from three separate quality improvement (QI) projects conducted in three United States (US) tertiary care pediatric emergency departments (EDs) with the shared aim to reduce time to antibiotic (TTA) to < 60 minutes in febrile pediatric oncology patients (Temperature > 38.0 C). A secondary objective was to identify interventions amenable to translation to other centers...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315728/can-ambulance-telephone-triage-using-nhs-pathways-accurately-identify-paediatric-cardiac-arrest
#4
Charles D Deakin, Simon England, Debbie Diffey, Ian Maconochie
BACKGROUND: Most out-of-hospital paediatric cardiac arrests (CA) are not identified until a call is made to the emergency medical services. Accurate identification increases overall survival by enabling immediate ambulance dispatch and delivery of bystander CPR. European ambulance services use a variety of didactic telephone scripts to interrogate the caller and rapidly identify paediatric CA. The performance of these scripts has not been reported. This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the NHS Pathways as a telephone triage tool to identify patients less than 16 years age in cardiac arrest...
March 15, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286815/potential-child-abuse-screening-in-emergency-department-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
#5
Hossein Dinpanah, Abazar Akbarzadeh Pasha
INTRODUCTION: Designing a tool that can differentiate those at risk of child abuse with great diagnostic accuracy is of great interest. The present study was designed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of Escape instrument in triage of at risk cases of child abuse presenting to emergency department (ED). METHOD: The present diagnostic accuracy study performed on 6120 of the children under 16 years old presented to ED during 3 years, using convenience sampling. Confirmation by the child abuse team (pediatrician, a social worker, and a forensic physician) was considered as the gold standard...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277412/the-use-of-a-triage-based-protocol-for-oral-rehydration-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Marissa A Hendrickson, Jennifer Zaremba, Andrew R Wey, Philippe R Gaillard, Anupam B Kharbanda
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend oral rehydration therapy (ORT) and avoidance of laboratory tests and intravenous fluids for mild to moderate dehydration in children with gastroenteritis; oral ondansetron has been shown to be an effective adjunct. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine if a triage-based, nurse-initiated protocol for early provision of ondansetron and ORT could safely improve the care of pediatric emergency department (ED) patients with symptoms of gastroenteritis...
March 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272111/disability-risk-in-pediatric-motor-vehicle-crash-occupants
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Andrea N Doud, Samantha L Schoell, Ashley A Weaver, Jennifer W Talton, Ryan T Barnard, John K Petty, Joel D Stitzel
BACKGROUND: Mortality rates among children in motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are typically low, however non-fatal injuries can vary in severity by imposing differing levels of short- and long-term disability. To better discriminate the severity of non-fatal MVC-injuries, a pediatric-specific disability risk (DR) metric was created. METHODS: The National Automotive Sampling System (NASS-CDS) 2000-2011 was used to define the top 95% most common Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) 2+ injuries among pediatric MVC occupants...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260535/ebola-preparedness-resources-for-acute-care-hospitals-in-the-united-states-a-cross-sectional-study-of-costs-benefits-and-challenges
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Michael A Smit, Kenneth A Rasinski, Barbara I Braun, Linda L Kusek, Aaron M Milstone, Daniel J Morgan, Leonard A Mermel
OBJECTIVE To assess resource allocation and costs associated with US hospitals preparing for the possible spread of the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in the United States. METHODS A survey was sent to a stratified national probability sample (n=750) of US general medical/surgical hospitals selected from the American Hospital Association (AHA) list of hospitals. The survey was also sent to all children's general hospitals listed by the AHA (n=60). The survey assessed EVD preparation supply costs and overtime staff hours...
March 6, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257500/pediatric-emergency-care-capacity-in-a-low-resource-setting-an-assessment-of-district-hospitals-in-rwanda
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Celestin Hategeka, Jean Shoveller, Lisine Tuyisenge, Cynthia Kenyon, David F Cechetto, Larry D Lynd
BACKGROUND: Health system strengthening is crucial to improving infant and child health outcomes in low-resource countries. While the knowledge related to improving newborn and child survival has advanced remarkably over the past few decades, many healthcare systems in such settings remain unable to effectively deliver pediatric advance life support management. With the introduction of the Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus Admission care (ETAT+)-a locally adapted pediatric advanced life support management program-in Rwandan district hospitals, we undertook this study to assess the extent to which these hospitals are prepared to provide this pediatric advanced life support management...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248796/how-to-predict-oral-rehydration-failure-in-children-with-gastroenteritis
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Dorien Geurts, Ewout W Steyerberg, Henriƫtte Moll, Rianne Oostenbrink
OBJECTIVES: Oral rehydration is the standard in most current guidelines for young children with acute gastroenteritis (AGE). Failure of oral rehydration can complicate the disease course, leading to morbidity due to severe dehydration. We aimed to identify prognostic factors of oral rehydration failure in children with AGE. METHODS: Design A prospective, observational study.Setting Emergency department (ED), Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2010- 2012...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235966/inter-rater-reliability-between-nurses-for-a-new-paediatric-triage-system-based-primarily-on-vital-parameters-the-paediatric-triage-instrument-peti
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Jaana Karjala, Staffan Eriksson
INTRODUCTION: The major paediatric triage systems are primarily based on flow charts involving signs and symptoms for orientation and subjective estimates of the patient's condition. In contrast, the 4-level Paediatric Triage Instrument (PETI) is primarily based on vital parameters and was developed exclusively for paediatric triage in patients with medical symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess the inter-rater reliability of this triage system in children when used by nurses. METHODS: A design was employed in which triage was performed simultaneously and independently by a research nurse and an emergency department (ED) nurse using the PETI...
February 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235428/validation-of-a-hand-held-point-of-care-device-for-lactate-in-adult-and-pediatric-patients-using-traditional-and-locally-smoothed-median-and-maximum-absolute-difference-curves
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Jessica Marie Colon-Franco, Stanley F Lo, Sergey S Tarima, David Gourlay, Amy L Drendel, E Brook Lerner
BACKGROUND: Lactate is commonly used in septic patients and is a viable biomarker for trauma patients. Its pre-hospital use could assist triaging and managing patients with these conditions. METHODS: We evaluated the analytical performance of the point-of-care (POC) StatStrip Xpress Lactate Meter (Nova Biomedical) and compared it to the ABL 800 (Radiometer). We measured lactate in 250 adult and 250 pediatric whole blood samples in 2 laboratories. The performance of the POC meter was assessed by traditional linear regression and Bland-Altman plots, and locally-smoothed (LS) median absolute difference and maximum absolute difference (MAD and MaxAD) curves...
February 21, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221282/characteristics-and-triage-of-children-presenting-in-mental-health-crisis-to-emergency-departments-at-detroit-regional-hospitals
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Kristen Williams, Amanda R Levine, David M Ledgerwood, Alireza Amirsadri, Leslie H Lundahl
OBJECTIVES: The number of children in the United States utilizing emergency department (ED) services for psychiatric crises is increasing, and psychiatric-related ED visits disproportionately burden hospital resources. Yet, there is limited available information on the epidemiology and outcomes of pediatric mental health emergencies. The present study sought to characterize pediatric mental health-related ED presentations in a large urban center and identify factors predictive of inpatient hospitalization...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212900/basic-educational-needs-of-midwifery-students-for-taking-the-role-of-an-assistance-in-disaster-situations-a-cross-sectional-study-in-iran
#14
Z Taghizadeh, M Khoshnam Rad, A Montazeri
BACKGROUND: After disasters, the disaster medical assistance team composed of skilful healthcare staff should be available at the disaster site for providing care to disaster's victims. It is believed that midwives are at the front line of the disaster management team and should be prepared for providing care to mothers and children. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the midwifery students' basic educational needs for taking the role of an assistant in disaster situations...
January 22, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177940/emergency-department-pain-management-in-children-with-appendicitis-in-a-bi-ethnic-population
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Ron Jacob, Baruch Krauss, Gal Twito, Ronit Leiba, Itai Shavit
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to examine factors associated with the administration of ED analgesia (any analgesia, opioid analgesia) in patients with acute appendicitis in a tertiary children's hospital in Israel, and to examine ethnic differences. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of children evaluated in the ED, who had ICD-9 diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Regression analysis was used to test the effect of multiple variables on the provision of analgesia. Medications were administered according to a nurse-driven pain protocol...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151987/validity-of-the-manchester-triage-system-in-emergency-care-a-prospective-observational-study
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Joany M Zachariasse, Nienke Seiger, Pleunie P M Rood, Claudio F Alves, Paulo Freitas, Frank J Smit, Gert R Roukema, Henriƫtte A Moll
OBJECTIVES: To determine the validity of the Manchester Triage System (MTS) in emergency care for the general population of patients attending the emergency department, for children and elderly, and for commonly used MTS flowcharts and discriminators across three different emergency care settings. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study in three European emergency departments. All consecutive patients attending the emergency department during a 1-year study period (2010-2012) were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148468/tachycardia-may-prognosticate-life-or-organ-threatening-diseases-in-children-with-abdominal-pain
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Itaru Hayakawa, Hiroshi Sakakibara, Yukari Atsumi, Hiroshi Hataya, Toshiro Terakawa
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pain is common in children, but expeditious diagnosis of life- or organ-threatening diseases can be challenging. An evidence-based definition of tachycardia in children was established recently, but its diagnostic utility has not yet been studied. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that abdominal pain with tachycardia may pose a higher likelihood of life- or organ-threatening diseases in children. METHODS: A nested case-control study was conducted in a pediatric emergency department in 2013...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145196/recognition-and-management-of-foreign-body-ingestion-and-aspiration
#18
Oliver William McKinney, Paul Anthony Heaton, Jane Gamble, Siba Prosad Paul
Foreign body ingestion and foreign body aspiration commonly affect children. The most vulnerable age is between six months and four years, when children tend to explore new objects with their mouths. Many of these events remain asymptomatic, with the swallowed object passing through the gastrointestinal tract without causing harm. However, the frequency of serious complications as a result of the ingestion of hazardous objects has increased in recent years, in particular button batteries and magnets. To increase the likelihood of identifying foreign body ingestion and aspiration, healthcare professionals should maintain a high index of suspicion, be aware of the variation in presentations and include it as a differential diagnosis in children presenting with non-specific symptoms, such as fever, cough, drooling, dysphagia and abdominal pain...
February 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132766/piloting-a-pediatric-trauma-course-in-western-jamaica-lessons-learned-and-future-directions
#19
Hadley K Wesson, Valerie Plant, Marieka Helou, Karen Wharton, Delroy Fray, Jeffrey Haynes, Charles Bagwell
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric injuries are a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite this, there are few formal pediatric-specific trauma educational initiatives available in LMICs. While new educational tools are being developed to address this, they have not been piloted in LMICs. In Jamaica, pediatric injuries are a leading cause of hospital admission but care is limited by a lack of training in triage and stabilization. Our objective was to implement and evaluate a pediatric trauma course in Jamaica to determine the impact this may have on further course development...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124200/operational-demands-on-pre-hospital-emergency-care-for-burn-injuries-in-a-middle-income-setting-a-study-in-the-western-cape-south-africa
#20
Rachel L Allgaier, Lucie Laflamme, Lee A Wallis
BACKGROUND: Burns occur disproportionately within low-socioeconomic populations. The Western Cape Province of South Africa represents a middle-income setting with a high rate of burns, few specialists and few burn centres, yet a well-developed pre-hospital system. This paper describes the burn cases from a viewpoint of operational factors important to pre-hospital emergency medical services. METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study of administrative and patient records was conducted...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
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