In situations involving a pediatric patient, the paramedic shall:
Recall that pediatric CTAS levels and GCS differ from those for adults. Determine CTAS as per the Prehospital CTAS Paramedic Guide.
Pediatric patients can present with atypical signs and symptoms and may deteriorate rapidly. Maintain a high index of suspicion when assessing pediatric patients.
When handling an infant patient, ensure that proper support is provided to the head and neck.