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There are particular patients who need an urgent response, and we have defined these criteria, which we refer to as ‘Go Now’ criteria. These are not meant as thresholds for referral, for many such children we would wish to be called earlier, but rather they are triggers for urgent departure of our retrieval team.
The PIPER Paediatric ‘Go Now’ Criteria are:
Any child fulfilling the PIPER Paediatric Go Now criteria should be discussed urgently with a PIPER Paediatric consultant.
* Signs of shock include capillary refill >3 seconds, low volume pulses, hypotension, tachypnoea, lethargic or poor conscious state.