May is Trauma Awareness Month! May 16, 2019
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Clinical Pathway For Management In The Emergency Department Of Pediatric Patients With Suspected Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal injuries from blunt trauma are uncommon in pediatric patients, representing only about 1.5% of all blunt trauma patients. However, the potentially fatal consequences of spinal injuries make them of great concern to emergency clinicians.
Clinical goals in the emergency department are to identify all injuries using selective imaging and to minimize further harm from spinal cord injury. Achieving these goals requires an understanding of the age-related physiologic differences that affect patterns of injury and radiologic interpretation in children, as well as an appreciation of high-risk clinical clues and mechanisms.
This clinical pathway will help you improve care in the management of pediatric patients with suspected cervical Spinal cord injury. Click here to download yours today.