This module describes the identification and management of medical emergencies in pediatric patients with special healthcare needs. It is designed to educate students about potential complications related to intrathecal baclofen pumps, tracheostomy tubes, vagal nerve stimulators, and ventriculoperitoneal shunts.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Recognize the emergency management of a child who has an intrathecal baclofen pump
2. Recognize life-threatening emergencies that might be encountered in a child with a tracheostomy tube
3. Recognize the emergency management of a child who has a vagal nerve stimulator
4. Outline the emergency management of a child who has a ventriculoperitoneal shunt