Welcome to the lesson on exposure. In this video, we'll discuss how do we set that the child or the infant's exposure. exposure is classically most important when you're responding to a child or infant who may have experienced trauma. However, it has a place in pls evaluations. Exposure reminds the provider to look for signs of trauma, burns, fractures, and any other obvious sign that might provide a clue as to the cause of the current problem. skin temperature and color could provide information about the child or infants cardiovascular system, tissue perfusion, and mechanism of injury.
If time allows, the pls provider can look for more subtle signs such as Tiki eye or bruising. Exposure also reminds the provider that children and infants lose core body temperature faster than adults do. Therefore, while it's important to evaluate the entire body, make sure to cover and warm the individual after diagnostic survey. This concludes our lesson on exposure. Next, we'll review the secondary diagnosis and treatment