Right for Halloween: Clinical Algorithm for Pediatric Patients with Multiple Injuries
October 10, 2019
Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Clinical Pathways , trackback
When children with multiple serious injuries present to the ED, how do you ensure that you identify and address all of their injuries?
Management of the child with multiple traumatic injuries can be challenging, and important injuries may not be readily recognized. Early recognition of serious injuries, initiation of appropriate diagnostic studies, and rapid stabilization of injuries are key to decreasing morbidity and mortality in the multiply injured pediatric trauma patient. The differential diagnosis for these patients is wide, and treatment is targeted to the specific injuries.
This clinical flowchart provides a systematic approach to the management of pediatric patients with multiple traumatic injuries.?Download now.
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