The Young Infant Observation Scale

AffectSmiles or not irritable
(1)
Irritable, consolable
(3)
Irritable, not consolable
(5)
Respiratory status/effortNo impairment, vigorous
(1)
Mild-moderate compromise (tachypnea, retractions, grunting)
(3)
Respiratory distress or inadequate effort
(apnea, resp failure)
(5)
Peripheral perfusionPink, warm extremities
(1)
Mottled, cool extremities
(3)
Pale, shock
(5)

Bonadio, W. A., Hennes, H., Smith, D., Ruffing, R., Melzer-Lange, M., Lye, P., and Isaacman, D., Reliability of observation variables in distinguishing infectious outcome of febrile young infants, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 12(2), 1993, p.111 - 114

From: Appendix F, Protocols and Criteria

Cover of Diagnosis and Management of Febrile Infants (0–3 Months)
Diagnosis and Management of Febrile Infants (0–3 Months).
Evidence Report/Technology Assessments, No. 205.
Hui C, Neto G, Tsertsvadze A, et al.

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