How to Save a Dying Baby

When you have a critically ill child in front of you, always remember, OH SHIT, Grab the Broslow!!!

Oxygen- Apply Oxygen and Consider Airway/Respiratory Emergencies

  • Foreign body
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Bacterial tracheitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Asthma
  • Croup
  • Pneumonia
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Hyper/Hypoglycemia- Check Blood Glucose

  • Hypoglycemia
  • DKA

Sepsis- Consider Sepsis and Serious Bacterial Infections

  • Pediatric sepsis
  • Fever <30 days of age
  • Fever 30-60 days of age
  • Fever >60 days of age

Heart- Consider Congenital Heart Abnormalities

  • Truncus arteriosis
  • Transposition of great vessels
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Tetrology of fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
  • Ductal dependent lesions
  • Congestive heart failure

Inborn Errors of Metabolism/Endocrinology

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Tummy/Trauma- Consider Abdominal Processes and Non Accidental Trauma

  • Non-accidental trauma
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Volvulus
  • Toxic megacolon
  • Intussusception
  • Pyloric stenosis

And never forget… If you feel flustered… GRAB THE BROSLOW!!!

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1 Comment

  1. Emily Melnick

    Used this the other day for seizing 11 month old. Then, when it was a febrile seizure from bronchiolitis I remembered some content from that episode.

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