After reading this chapter, the reader should be able to:
- Understand the importance of the first impression in assessing children and explain the role of the pediatric triangle in highlighting the interplay of appearance, breathing, and circulation in the child.
- Comprehend the pediatric initial assessment and possible interventions performed during the initial assessment.
- Understand the importance of the CUPS tool in establishing priorities for care and transport.
- List the elements of the pediatric focused history and physical exam.
- Describe the importance of prehospital documentation of patient assessment.