ASSESSING SEVERITY OF ILLNESS IN THE CHILD

see Normal Paediatric Vital Signs

INTRODUCTION

OVERVIEW OF PROCESS

COMPONENTS

SERIOUS SIGNS

AIRWAY

BREATHING

CIRCULATION

 

DISABILITY

 

EXPOSURE

 

VITAL SIGNS

see Normal Paediatric Vital Signs

 

WHY WEIGH THE CHILD?

 

SIGNS OF SEVERE ILLNESS

 

PRACTICAL TIPS