A 2-year-old was brought to the Emergency Room by her mother, a Caucasian with health insurance, who stated that the child has been vomiting and had 5 loose watery-diarrheas. Vital Signs: Temperature 97.6 F, Pulse 110 even/regular, Respiration 24 even/unlabored, Blood pressure 90/60. Skin turgor with poor turgor, lips dry, and sunken eyeballs.

Questions to answer:

  1. Based on her presenting signs, what other questions would you elicit?
  2. How would you demonstrate knowledge of cultural sensitivity/humility in approach to this patient?
  3. What would you assess?
  4. What could be the problem?