Title

Practical issues in the care of pediatric trauma patients.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-1998

Abstract

Childhood injuries are a preventable problem that continue to occur with alarming frequency. The pediatrician has a broad role in the prevention and treatment of injuries. When primary prevention fails, trauma care providers must recognize that an injured child is a unique patient who requires special considerations. Use of an organized approach will assure that injuries are not missed. The care of an injured child presents pediatricians with a tremendous responsibility. Injury prevention presents the pediatrician with a formidable challenge.

Journal Title

Current problems in pediatrics

Volume

28

Issue

10

First Page

309

Last Page

320

MeSH Keywords

Adolescent; Algorithms; Child; Child, Preschool; Emergency Treatment; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Injury Severity Score; Pediatrics; Physician's Role; Primary Prevention; Wounds and Injuries

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