Christine Perlick, MBA, BSN, RN
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
The Pediatric Trauma SIG is a very active group of pediatric trauma nurses interested in the care of the pediatric trauma patient. This SIG is guided by the Pediatric Steering Committee. For more information, or to get involved, contact one of the group chairs below.
Members: Visit the STN Pediatric Trauma Online Community to discuss topics important to pediatric trauma nurses. Member login is required.
Announcement: The next meeting of the Pediatric Special Interest Group will be held on October 19th, 2023, at 4:00 PM ET. This meeting will be a webinar meeting format and is open to anyone with an interest in pediatric trauma. Please click here to register for the webinar.
- STN Pediatric Trauma Special Interest Group
- STN Pediatric Trauma Online Community Discussion Member Login Required
- Pediatric Trauma Steering Committee Strategic Plan [October 2022]
- Inter Facility Tool Kit for the Pediatric Patient [Reviewed February 2021]
- 2018 Joint Policy Statement- Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department
- Acute Stress Disorder, 2008 Survey Results
- Pediatric Audit Filters
- Pediatric Injury Prevention Programs
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Youth and Children (reviewed February 2021)
- Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress: A CE Program for Nurses
Every day, children are injured or involved in accidents requiring attention to both their medial and emotional trauma. This learning module provides an introduction to the types of traumatic stress reactions that nurses typically see in the early aftermath of medical injury and trauma. You will also learn to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional trauma in children and to address it in the context of everyday nursing care.
Members: Login and click here to access.
- Pediatric Trauma Online Community: Members - Click here to sign-up
- Management of Pediatric Trauma
Pediatrics, August 2016, VOLUME 138 / ISSUE 2, From the American Academy of Pediatrics
- CPS technician classes
- EMSC National Resource Center
- Every 15 minutes
- Healthcare Toolbox
- Think First
- Think First for Kids
Stafford, P., Blinman, T., Nance, M., Practical points in evaluation and resuscitation of the injured child. Surgical Clinics of North America 2002, 82, 273-301.
This article focuses on the importance of the principles and concepts of quality trauma care, citing the "golden hour" and ATLS as providing a consistent guideline of care. The article discusses the key components in the primary survey through the resuscitation phase. It systematically reviews the secondary survey and discusses specific caveats in caring for the pediatric trauma patient. This article is thorough and would serve as an excellent reference for clinical staff.