VIVA NOLA June 2019

VivaNola

Amanda Shaw cover story. New Orleans Scene. Leadership. Wellness. Food. Music. Events.

• Age less than three months

• Seizures, lethargy, altered mental

status

• Sickle cell disease

• Trouble breathing

• Cancer or chemotherapy

• Belly pain with bilious vomiting, bloody

stools

• Non blanching red/purple spots

• Swollen, painful joints or limbs

12. Gastrointestinal

Bilious vomiting, bloody stools or vomiting

and diarrhea with decreased activity and

urination.

14. Bites


• Deep/multiple dog/cat bites (unknown

or unvaccinated)

• Wild animals: bats, raccoons, foxes,

snakes

• Insects bite/sting with difficulty

breathing

15. Psychiatric/Social

• Suicidal or homicidal thoughts

• Hearing or seeing things that are not

there

• Violent behavior

• Physical or sexual abuse

13. Genitourinary

• Bloody urine

• Severe lumbar pain radiating to

genitals

• Lower abdominal pain in adolescent

girls

• Swollen painful genitals in both sexes

Reasons to bring children to the doctor’s office or urgent

care and NOT to the Emergency Room:

• Colds

• Earache

• Pink eye

• Diaper rash

• Constipation

• Colic

• Vomiting/

Diarrhea

• Checkups, shots

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