Recent Advances in Anesthesiology

Recent Advances in Anesthesiology

Volume: 1

Anesthesia: Essential Clinical Updates for Practitioners – Regional, Ultrasound, Coagulation, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics

This book provides a quick update on key aspects of current anesthesia practice. Book chapters are written in a concise manner to enable readers (anesthesia providers and medical students) to quickly ...
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Pediatric Trauma

Pp. 236-248 (13)

Dheeraj Goswami and R. Blaine Easley

Abstract

Trauma is the leading cause of death between ages 1-44. The “Golden Hour” represents the need for quick, accurate, and efficient response which can lead to the improved morbidity and mortality. Even in the community hospital setting, practitioners should be current in BLS, ACLS and PALS. Common categories of injury are traumatic brain injury, and penetrating injuries. After the primary survey, stabilization, and secondary survey; prompt decisions should be made for the need to transfer the pediatric patient to a pediatric hospital and trauma center or to maintain care in the community hospital setting.

Keywords:

Blunt force injury, Pediatric trauma, Penetrating injury, Primary survey, Secondary survey, Traumatic brain injury.

Affiliation:

Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.