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Prehospital Care

Emergency medical services may be utilized to transport an infant or child with a fever and rash to a medical facility. Assessment of the airway, breathing, and circulation, as well as vital signs, is of utmost importance in the initial evaluation of the patient. Patients with rapidly progressive bacterial infections, such as bacteremia or pneumonia, or those with evidence of dehydration or overwhelming sepsis may deteriorate quickly and require intravenous therapy and/or ventilatory support.

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