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Ch. 36 Infants & Children

Ch. 36 Infants & Children - Glossary and key terms from Prehospital Emergency Care 8th Edition
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Abuse
see physical abuse
Adolescent
a person 12 - 18 years of age
Compensated Respiratory Distress
see early respiratory distress
Decompensated Respiratory Failure
when the respiratory compensatory mechanisms have begun to fail and respiration becomes inadequate
Early Respiratory Distress
increased respiratory effort due to impaired respiratory function
Fontanelle
the soft spot on the top of an infant's head where the plates of the skull have not yet formed together
Infant
a child up to 12 months
Neglect
the provision of insufficient attention or respect to someone who has a claim to that attention
Neonate
an infant from birth to discharge from the hospital
Physical Abuse
improper or excessive action taken so as to injure or cause harm
Preschooler
a child 3 - 6 years of age
Respiratory Arrest
complete stoppage of breathing
School Age
a child 6 - 12 years of age
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
the sudden and unexpected death of an infant or young child in which an autopsy fails to identify the cause of death. SIDS Typically occurs while the infant is asleep.
Toddler
a child 1 - 3 years of age