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SYMPOSIUM ON PEDIATRIC TRAUMA
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 114-120

Pre-hospital care of pediatric patients with trauma


Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Andreas Grabinsky
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center, #359724, 325 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.100887

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Prehospital pediatric care is an important component in the treatment of the injured child, as the prehospital responders are the first medical providers performing life saving and directed medical care. Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric patient population. Nevertheless, for most prehospital provider it is a rare event to treat pediatric trauma patients and there is a still existing gap between the quality of care for pediatric patients compared to adults. To improve pediatric prehospital trauma care more provider need to be trained in identifying the specific differences between adult and pediatric patients.


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