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Est. 2002

The Desktop Consultation Toolbox

quick access to vital signs & clinical tools when consulting

Know Your Vitals

Age

Pulse (HR)

RR

OTHER VITAL SIGNS

  • Normal temp is: 36.1-37.2.  
  • Be concerned if >38 C
  • Normal CRT is: <2 secs
  • Normal O2 sats: 95-100
  • COPD: normal might be anything > 90.  Ask them what their normal is. 
  • Below 90 is v. worrying.
 
WEIGHT ESTIMATION IN CHILDREN 1-10 years
  • weight in Kg = (age in years + 4) x 2
WEIGHT ESTIMATION IN CHILDREN under age 1
  • 3 months = 6 Kg
  • 6 months = 8 Kg
  • 9 months = 9 Kg
 

<1

110-160

30-40

1-2

100-150

25-35

2-5

95-140

25-30

5-12

80-120

20-25

>12

60-100

15-20

Clinical Tools - calculators & questionnaires

Webpages

Here are a highly selective list of websites that may help you during your consultations.  You don’t have to remember any of these – this page should serve as your Desktop Consultation Toolbox!   Just like a plumber who has many tools in his box but only selects the right one for the right job, the GP needs to  focus on those which will help with the particular task before them.   Rather than provide you with an overwhelming list similar to the Yellow Pages, I’ve only included those that I find invaluable in my day to day practice.  I hope you will find them helpful too.   If you find anything you feel would be helpful to others, please email me here.

Please leave a comment if you have a tip, spot an error, spot something missing or have a suggestion for a web resource. And of course, if you have developed a resource of your own, please email it to me to share with others.

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