DEFG - Don't Ever Forget

​Don't Ever Forget:


Small children have low glycogen stores and utilize available glucose rapidly, making them prone to hypoglycaemia.  BSL should be monitored regularly, and fluids should contain dextrose.  Any child with a low GCS or seizure should have a BSL measured, and glucose administered (5ml/kg 10% dextrose), if found to be low.

Disability / Nuerology

It is important to take the age and developmental level of the child into account when assessing neurological status.  There is a modified GCS for small children, however as much information can be gained from a single AVPU scale.

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Page last reviewed: 05 December 2016