Pediatric Trauma

Pediatric Trauma

Christine Perlick, MBA, BSN, RN
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
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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.

Did you miss the October 19th Webinar? The Annual Pediatric Special Interest Group Webinar recording is now available. Click here to watch this annual update provided by the Pediatric Steering Committee.


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Suggested Reading

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.

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