What is Wetflag used for?

What is Wetflag used for?

The wet flag mnemonic is used to calculate weight, drug doses, fluid therapy and more in children who are in cardiopulmonary arrest or are peri-arrest. It should only be used for those aged between 1 and 10 years. Have these calculated and the drugs drawn up prior to the arrival of the child if possible.

What is a Wetflag calculation?

WETFlAG is one means of preparation: Weight = (age+4) x 2 – this is the estimated weight of the child. Energy =4 x weight (J) – this is the energy required for defibrillation. Tube = age/4 + 4 (approx size of endotracheal tube uncuffed for intubation) Fluids = 20ml/kg of N/Saline bolus.

What is wet flag Paeds?

WETFLAG outlines a widespread basic approach to the sick kid derived from the APLS course. The purpose of WETFLAG is to work out (quickly) appropriate weight based drugs and equipment for the child you are looking after.

What age is Paediatric life support?

A child is between 1 year and 18 years of age. The differences between adult and paediatric resuscitation are largely based on differing aetiology. if the rescuer believes the victim to be a child then they should use the paediatric guidelines.

How do you calculate Paediatric weight?

Background According to the Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) guidelines, the weight of children between the ages of 1 and 10 years can be safely estimated using the formula: weight=2 × (age +4).

What is Don’t forget bubbles?

Today saw the launch of Don’t Forget the Bubbles, a new paediatric website. The aim of DFTB is to get more people involved in delivering high quality online education – it’s a collaborative, free, open access (FOAM) resource.

When do kids start CPR?

Initiate CPR in an infant or child who is unresponsive, has no normal breathing, and has no definitive pulse after 10 seconds. Start chest compressions before performing airway or breathing maneuvers (C-A-B). After 30 compressions (15 compressions, if two rescuers), open the airway and give two breaths.

What age is considered child for CPR?

Child CPR is for children ages 1-12 years old who may be experiencing cardiac arrest or are unconscious and not responsive.

How do I know how much my baby will gain weight?

It may be helpful to use this calculator, together with the information in Average Weight Gain for Breastfed Babies, when analyzing your baby’s growth….Infant Growth Calculators – Metric.

QUICK REFERENCE Average Growth for Breastfed Babies*
Baby’s Age (weeks) Avg. Weight Gain (g/week) Avg. Length Gain (cm/month)
17 – 26 113-142 1.0
26 – 52 57-113 1.27

What age do you stop using pals?

What age range is covered under PALS? Pediatric is defined as ending at puberty. However, it is acceptable for pediatric tertiary hospitals to use the definition of “end of the 18th year” and most do. PALS is aimed at the infant (under one) and child age groups (puberty or 8).

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