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adolescents
children between 12-18 y/o
apparent life-threatening event (ALTE)
an event that causes unresponsiveness, cyanosis, and apnea in an infant, who then resumes breathing with stimulation
child abuse
any improper or excessive action that in jures or otherwise harms a child or infant
dehydration
a state in which fluid losses are greater then fluid intake, leading to shock and possible death
dependent lividity
pooling of the blood in the lower parts of the body after death
febrile seizure
seizure caused by high fever
gastrostomy tube
a feeding tube placed directly through the wall of the abdomen; used in PT's who cannot ingest liquids or solids
generalized tonic-clonic seizure
a seizure that features rhythmic back-and-forth motion of an extremity and body stiffness
hypoventilation
reduced minute volume, either from reduced rate and/or depth of breathing
infancy
the first year of life
meningitis
inflammation of the meninges that cover the spinal cord and the brain
neisseria meningitidis
a form of bacterial meningitis characterized by rapid onset of symptoms, often leading to shock and death
neonatal
the first month after birth
preschool-age
children between 3-6 y/o
rigor mortis
stiffening of the body after death
shaken baby syndrome
bleeding within the head and damage to the cervical spine of an infant who has been shaken/abused
shunt
a tube that diverts excess cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to the abdomen
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
death of an infant or young child that remains unexplained after a complete autopsy
toddler
children from 1-3 y/o
tracheostomy tube
a tube inserted into the trachea in children who cannot breathe on their own; passes through the neck directly into the major airways