The Red Book is a useful document to take to hospital with a child and their parent(s) (Newell & Darling, 2014: 9).
Another set of Fast Facts, this time from Newell & Darling (2014) about paediatrics at 7 years old. Useful 'nice to knows' during history taking?
Today, we bring you an incredibly useful alternative to the Wong-Baker FACES pain scale (Wong-Baker Faces, 2016), the 'highly unofficial LEGO Pain Assessment Chart' by Life of Dad (Moles, 2014).
Remember that the quiet child is often the child who is unwell.
According to Bruga et al (2013), the red flags to look out for range from those which directly concern a child's vital signs to states such as 'seizures', rashes and 'haemorrhage' (Bruga et al, 2013: 12). For the full list, please see the image below.