- You agree that a computerized protocol cannot anticipate every possible
medical situation. Therefore, the protocol is to be used as a guide to help
a parent think about a child’s problem. It should not be used as a sole
source of information regarding a child’s problem. And it should never
be used as a substitute for a parent's judgment. If you, as the parent, feels
strongly that your child needs to be seen by a physician, you should arrange
for your child to be seen by a health care provider.
- You agree that your child is not in a life-threatening situation. In particular,
your child is not:
a) unconscious or difficult to arouse
b) having marked difficulty breathing
c) blue in the face
d) so sick that your are frightened that something is terribly wrong.
And you agree to keep this description of 'life-threatening' in mind and call
911 regardless of other protocol recommendations if your child appears to
be in a life-threatening situation.
- You agree to read the information accompanying each question in the protocol
before you answer the question.
- You agree as the caregiver you are the final judge in seeking care. Therefore,
you accept any and all financial responsibilities associated with the care
you have chosen for you child.
- You agree that as the flu season continues, recommendations may change.
Physicians at Children’s are monitoring national influenza trends as
well as CDC guidelines to provide the most up-to-date advice. Therefore, this
advice may change without notification.
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