2020 First Quarter Education - Pediatric Febrile Seizures/Peds Asthma/Pediatric Overdose-Part 2

Pediatric febrile seizures, pediatric asthma and pediatric overdoses are less common in the the world of EMS, which is a good thing and a bad thing. We generally have little interaction with pediatrics in the prehospital setting which can lead to many different thought processes and lack of experience requires EMT's and Paramedics to stay up to date on information and treatment for the above noted health conditions. 

Target Audience

This course is intended for those licensed at the EMR level through Paramedic. This course satisfies the requirements for the State of Wisconsin EMT Flexible Refresher Renewal.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  1. List and define the seven pediatric age groups
  2. List the different references available to EMS providers to find normal values for pediatric vital signs
  3. Explain why temperature is important in pediatric patients
  4. Describe two characteristics of normal respiratory muscle movement in pediatrics
  5. Describe ways in which an EMS provider can reduce a child's fear when assessing blood pressure
  6. Understand why capillary refill is a reliable indicator of a child's circulatory system
  7. Understand why a pediatric patient's body weight is important for the EMS provider and emergency care of a child 
  8. Understand why an EMS provider's approach to a physical exam on a pediatric patient must incorporate the age as well as the emotional & psychological state of the patient
  9. Understand the importance of a toe-to-head examination is better suited for a toddler and preschool child
  10. List the differences in the level of cognitive and social competency of the preschool aged child and a toddler and how they can affect the EMS provider's response/interaction with each age group
  11. Understand the importance of involving a child in the history taking portion of the assessment and allow the child to make some of their own choices


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

FR-Airway/Patient Assessment/Illness and Injury -  2.0 hours

EMT-Basic - Airway/Obstetrics/Infants/Children/Patient Assessment/Medical/Behavioral - 2.0 hours

AEMT - OB & Pediatrics/Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Medical Emergencies/  - 2.0 hours

Paramedic - OB & Pediatrics/Medical Emergencies/Airway,Breathing,Cardiology - 2.0 hours

(If the above categories are filled on the flexible refresher template, this course can also be utilized to fulfill flexible content).

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit


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