Children and young people with an acute decrease in conscious level

Children with a decreased conscious level are very difficult to manage appropriately. Read the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Paed decrease in conscious levels algorithm which gives a logical approach to management and diagnosis.

Paed decrease in unconcious levels

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Patients with cranial diabetes insipidus risk

Cranial diabetes insipidus

Patients with cranial diabetes insipidus are at risk of severe harm or death when desmopressin is omitted or delayed. Desmopressin is a synthetic form of ADH used to treat this condition. Click on the Cranial diabetes insipidus link for more details.