D&V in kids

Paediatric gastroenteritis can be a pain fro everyone but as with most of EM trust in K.I.S.S.

  • Not dehydrated – make sure they can tolerate fluids, and encourage hydration, think about ORT
  • Dehydrated – look for the red flags that indicate they are developing shock. Use ORT unless IV indicated
  • Shocked – you will need access and it will probably be difficult (IO on awake children really isn’t that bad)


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