Should you ask for a Senior Review?

If you are unsure of a condition or incident identified by the RCEM Guidance when caring for patients, you should ask a senior nurse and/or senior doctor for a review.

Consultants will need to be made aware of these issues as well for review. This poster gives specific guidance on the types of instances when you need to ask for a review.

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