Advanced Pediatric Life Support
Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) is a program created by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Emergency Physicians to teach health care providers how to take care of sick children.<ref>"APLS Online". http://www.aplsonline.com/. </ref>
Pediatric assessment triangle
The pediatric assessment triangle is one of the core components of the APLS instruction course. Assessment of a sick child is based on a quick examination of their appearance, breathing, and circulation. The appearance is determined by an examination of tone, how interactive the child is, if they are consolable, their gaze, and the quality of their speech or cry.
- Susan Fuchs; Marianne Gausche-Hill; Loren Yamamoto (2007). The pediatric emergency medicine resource. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN 0-7637-4414-X.