Pediatric Surgery NaT

Trauma Resuscitation and Initial Evaluation

Trauma Resuscitation and Initial Evaluation is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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Introduction

Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The evaluation and resuscitation of the pediatric trauma patient is vitally important and sets the tone, intensity and pace of subsequent care. Although the overall process is similar to adults, there are unique anatomic, physiologic, developmental and social characteristics of children that must be accounted for during the resuscitation phase.

see also Liver and Spleen Trauma, Pancreatic Trauma, Gastrointestinal Trauma, Genitourinary Trauma, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Trauma, Penetrating Trauma, Burns and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Content in this module is referenced in SCORE Trauma: Initial Assessment and Resuscitation overviewAbdominal Trauma overviewThoracic Trauma overview

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Last updated: March 13, 2018