Saturday, April 9, 2016

Step 2 CS: Child with diarrhea mnemonic

For a child with diarrhea, make sure you ask these things (D's).

Diarrhea characteristics - Amount, Blood, Color, Consistency, Duration, Frequency, Odor,
Dehydration features - Dry mouth, sunken spot on forehead, Drowsy
Diet - Any new foods introduced that may have caused the diarrhea?

Any pediatric case:

FEVER CUDS
Fever
Ear discharge, eye discharge
Vomiting
Ear pulling
Rash

Cold, runny nose, chest symptoms like breathing fast
Urinary symptoms, number or diapers
Diarrhea
Seizures, shaking movements

PAM IF BIG DEALS
Past medical / Past surgical
Allergies
Medications
Ill contacts
Family history
Birth history
Immunization
Growth and developmental milestones
Daycare
Eating habits
Appetite
Look (Drowsy or irritable)
Sleep habits

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