There’s a Pediatric Patient in My ICU: What’s the Plan
Carrie Binder, RN, BSN, CCRN
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Understand the age differences for care in various ages of the pediatric population.
  • Calculate dosages of medications and fluid replacement, and identify normal vital signs in the pediatric population
  • Explore safe ranges for intubation medications and ETT size and depth in the pediatric population.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: GE06121
Total Contact Hours: 1.25
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 5/1/2014

Description

This course provides a general understanding of the critical differences between the adult patient and the pediatric patient in the ICU. This course is not meant to be an exhaustive education in treatment of patients in the pediatric ICU (PICU); rather, it offers an overview of the basic care needed for the pediatric patient in a PICU while stabilizing him or her for transfer. As the learner, each participant will understand the use of a Broselow tape, calculate fluid rates for different ages, calculate drug dosages for different ages, calculate endotracheal tube (ETT) size and depth for a pediatric patient, and understand the difference in normal vital signs for a pediatric patient from birth to adult. In addition, a review is conducted of the most common diagnoses observed in pediatric p

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Additional Information

Funded in part by a grant from GE Healthcare
This webcast was captured at the 2012 NTI held in Orlando, FL

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