|Age||Diagnosis||Receiving Unit||Outcome (as of 1/30/98)|
|1||4:47 AM||5:39 AM||St. Joseph, Bellingham||Preschool||Generalized seizures, fever||ER||Transferred same day to other hosp.|
|8||4:47 PM||5:36 PM||Medic 7, Auburn||Toddler||Antidepressant poisoning||ER||Hospitalized 2 days|
|11||2:38 PM||3:38 PM||Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville||Infant||Croup||PICU||Hospitalized 2 days|
|12||9:48 AM||11:09 PM||St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood||School-age||Cardiac arrest, ventricular fibrillation*||PICU||Hospitalized 11 days|
|13||1:58 PM||2:54 PM||Providence Hospital, Everett||School-age||Near drowning||PICU||Hospitalized 2 days|
|13||6:02 PM||6:23 PM||Providence Hospital, Everett||Infant||Asphyxiation/suffocation in a carseat||PICU||Died 7/14/98|
|17||8:04 PM||8:51 PM||Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon||Newborn||seizures||IICU||Hospitalized 7 days|
|29||8:18 AM||8:42 AM||Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland||School-age||Shock, cardiac arrest||ER||Died 7/29/98|
|14||8:18 PM||9:43 PM||Skagit Valley Hospital, Mt. Vernon||Newborn||Hyaline membrane disease, intraventricular hemorrhage||IICU||Still hospitalized|
|16||6:15 PM||7:08 PM||Valley General Hospital, Monroe||Infant||Infant Febrile seizure, apnea||PICU||Hospitalized 1 day|
|7||1:04 PM||2:05 PM||Olympic Memorial Hospital, Port Angeles||Newborn||Prematurity, respiratory distress, emphysema||IICU||Died 9/7/98|
|7||2:10 PM||2:50 PM||Olympic Memorial Hospital, Port Angeles||Newborn||Prematurity, hyaline membrane disease, emphysema||IICU||Hospitalized 65 days|
|15||3:12 PM||5:06 PM||St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham||Newborn||Ventricular septal defect||IICU||Hospitalized 1 day|
|18||12:21 AM||12:32 AM||Providence General Hospital, Everett||Preschool||Atypical febrile seizure, respiratory failure||ER||Hospitalized 2 days|
|22||6:15 PM||7:11 PM||Valley Medical Center, Renton||Preschool||Anoxic CNS injury, chronic renal insufficiency||PICU||Hospitalized 6 days|
|27||4:09 AM||4:50 AM||Medic 7, Des Moines||School-age||Seizure, status epilepticus||ER||Hospitalized 4 days|
Atypical/Typical febrile seziure: Febrile seizure occurs with a fever in children ages 6 months to 5 years who have never had a seizure without fever. Typical febrile seizures last less than 15 minutes, involve the arms and legs and occur once in 24 hours. Atypical types are those that last a long time, involve only part of the body or occur more than once in 24 hours.
Hyaline membrane disease/Infant respiratory distress syndrome: This illness causes severe difficulty breathing due to collapse of the small airways and accumulation of fluid in the lung. Children often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Intraventricular hemorrhage: Bleeding in the spinal fluid reservoirs in the brain. If severe can lead to hydrocephalus, which must be treated to avoid brain damage.
Respiratory distress syndrome: Problem of lung immaturity in premature babies (but sometimes occurs in term infants) resulting in the need for extra oxygen and mechanical ventilation.
Status epilepticus: Continuous epileptic seizures during which the patient is unconscious.
Ventricular fibrillation: A state in which the heart is just quivering and not pumping blood effectively.
Ventricular septal defect: a hole between the two ventricles or pumping chambers of the heart, through which blood leaks from the left ventricle to the right ventricle and on to the lungs. The net effect is that the heart and lungs are overworked and inefficient (congestive heart failure).
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