Order of priorities in children resuscitation

After establishing a clear chain of command and assigning specific duties to all members of the resuscitation team, what is the order of priorities? 

The order of priorities is:

  • 1. Identify the patient’s level of responsiveness.
  • 2. Properly position the patient on a firm surface, considering the potential for head or cervical spine injury.
  • 3. Establish a patent airway.
  • 4. Assure proper oxygenation and ventilation.
  • 5. Attend to circulation.
  • 6. Consider drug therapy.

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