Management of pediatric trauma

Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, Section on Critical Care, Section on Orthopaedics, Section on Surgery, Section on Transport Medicine, Pediatric Trauma Society, Society of Trauma Nurses, Pediatric Committee

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Abstract

Injury is still the number 1 killer of children ages 1 to 18 years in the United States (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/children.htm). Children who sustain injuries with resulting disabilities incur significant costs not only for their health care but also for productivity lost to the economy. The families of children who survive childhood injury with disability face years of emotional and financial hardship, along with a significant societal burden. The entire process of managing childhood injury is enormously complex and varies by region. Only the comprehensive cooperation of a broadly diverse trauma team will have a significant effect on improving the care of injured children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20161569
JournalPediatrics
Volume138
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, Section on Critical Care, Section on Orthopaedics, Section on Surgery, Section on Transport Medicine, Pediatric Trauma Society, & Society of Trauma Nurses, Pediatric Committee (2016). Management of pediatric trauma. Pediatrics, 138(2), [e20161569]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1569