Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency

Case Presentation:

Todler

Paramedics are dispatched to the home of a 2 year old female with decreased responsiveness.  On arrival, the mother is holding the child stating, “she’s not moving!”.  Paramedics utilize the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) and find that the patient has an abnormal appearance with decreased interactiveness, tone, and is making no sound.  She appears to be breathing fast, but is in no respiratory distress, and her skin is pale.  Her airway is patent and she is breathing on her own.  Paramedics immediately begin a full assessment while obtaining further history from the mother.    

According to the mother, the 2-year-old was found on the living room floor minimally responsive to stimulation.  The mother immediately called 911.  The child has no prior past medical history and was well appearing when she woke up 2 hours ago. 

Answer

Case Presentation:

Todler

Paramedics are dispatched to the home of a 2 year old female with decreased responsiveness.  On arrival, the mother is holding the child stating, “she’s not moving!”.  Paramedics utilize the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) and find that the patient has an abnormal appearance with decreased interactiveness, tone, and is making no sound.  She appears to be breathing fast, but is in no respiratory distress, and her skin is pale.  Her airway is patent and she is breathing on her own.  Paramedics immediately begin a full assessment while obtaining further history from the mother.

According to the mother, the 2-year-old was found on the living room floor minimally responsive to stimulation.  The mother immediately called 911.  The child has no prior past medical history and was well appearing when she woke up 2 hours ago.