A 4-year-old boy is found unresponsive by his mother. When you begin your assessment, the child's mother tells you that her son apparently ingested some of her antihypertensive medication. The child has poor perfusion and is breathing poorly. As you are assisting the child's ventilations with high-flow oxygen, your partner informs you that the child's heart rate is 50 beats/min and weak and that the cardiac monitor reveals sinus bradycardia. You should:
initiate one-rescuer CPR while your partner attempts to establish vascular access.
The goal in treating a child with epiglottitis is to:
transport him or her to the hospital with a maintainable airway.
Which of the following is LEAST characteristic of an apparent life-threatening event in an infant?
Brief loss of a pulse
Which of the following statements regarding chest trauma in children is correct?
Children are more prone to intrathoracic trauma due to compression forces
You would MOST likely encounter a child with a tracheostomy tube breathing spontaneously on room air if:
the purpose of the tube is to bypass a mechanical upper airway obstruction.
A 2-year-old girl fell approximately 12 feet from a second-story window, landing on her head. Your primary assessment reveals that she is unresponsive; has slow, irregular respirations; and has blood draining from her mouth and nose. A rapid scan of her body does not reveal any gross injuries or bleeding. You should:
open her airway with the jaw-thrust maneuver, suction her mouth and nose, insert an oral airway, and assist her ventilations with a bag-mask device.