Injuries cause more than half of all childhood deaths and a large proportion of pediatric trauma care is provided by non-pediatric specialists. This book provides an update of current practice, backed by evidence-based recommendations, in four sections: 1) Trauma systems for children, including epidemiology, organization of pediatric trauma care, disaster planning and systems for mass pediatric casualties and community injury prevention programs. 2) General principles of resuscitation and supportivecare. 3) Specific injuries commonly seen in children, including from child abuse. 4) Rehabilitation, communication, long-term outcomes and performance improvement methods to monitor outcomes.
- Builds on the successful first edition to present a comprehensive survey of current practice in pediatric trauma care
- Offers detailed descriptions of a whole range of pediatric trauma topics, including trauma systems, pediatric resuscitation, supportive care, diagnostic imaging, pain management, pathophysiology and management of injury, non-accidental trauma, and rehabilitation
- Provides updated evidence-based recommendations from expert authors
- Contains essential information for all surgical and medical specialists who manage pediatric trauma patients
TRAUMA SYSTEMS FOR CHILDREN. Epidemiology of pediatric trauma and principles of injury prevention. Trauma systems: Organizing the community for pediatric trauma. Disaster planning and mass casualties. Organizing the hospital for pediatric trauma care. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF RESCUSCITATION AND SUPPORTIVE CARE. The ABCs of pediatric trauma. Clearance of the cervical spine in children. Burns. Child abuse. Imaging the injured child. Transfusion therapy in injured children. Pediatric ICU management. Nutritional support for the pediatric trauma patient. Pediatric Vascular Trauma. Anesthesia for pediatric trauma. SPECIFIC INJURIES. Treatment of severe pediatric head injury: evidence-based practice. Pediatric facial trauma. Pediatric thoracic trauma. Pediatric abdominal trauma. Pediatric GU trauma. Pediatric orthopedic trauma. General Concepts of Musculoskeletel Trauma. Spine and Pelvis Trauma. Extremity Trauma. Pediatric hand trauma. OUTCOMES. Rehabilitation of the child with injuries. Communication with families of injured children. Long-term outcomes in injured children.
David Wesson, MD, FACS, is Trauma Medical Director and Associate Surgeon-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital, Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Bindi Naik-Mathuria, MD, is Associate Trauma Medical Director, Texas Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.