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

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.