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How well do vital signs identify children with serious infections in paediatric emergency care?
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    Vital Signs Monitoring For Severity-Of-Illness Assessment:
    • Shomi Raman, Registrar
    • Other Contributors:
      • Anjima Basumatari, Jacob Puliyel

    Thompson and colleagues have shown that commonly recorded vital signs can be used to identify children with serious infections in the pediatric- assessment-unit and that its sensitivity is comparable to more complicated triage systems (1). However they did not take their study to the next logical step of developing a scoring system for triage, using these vital signs.

    We have developed such a scoring system and t...

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