Paediatrics: Rapid cardiopulmonary assessment

2021-03-10 12:00 AM

The rapid cardiopulmonary assessment should take less than 1min.

Rapid cardiopulmonary assessment

The rapid cardiopulmonary assessment should take less than 1min.

Airway

  • Is it a patent?

Breathing

  • What are the effort and work of breathing? Is there recession, nasal flaring, grunting, use of accessory muscles, stridor, or wheeze?
  • What is the air entry like in the chest?
  • What is the respiratory rate: is it fast or slow?
  • What is the skin colour?

Circulation

  • What is the heart rate?
  • What is systemic perfusion? Check pulse volume, capillary refill, skin temperature, level of consciousness, and urine output.
  • What is BP?

Disability

  • What is the level of consciousness?
  • What are the pupils like size and reaction?