Shedding light on Paediatric Trauma Imaging - Blog

…map for updates Author: Nikki Abela / Codes: CC4, CC5, PMP4, SLO4, SLO5, TP1, TP2, TP3, TP5 / Published: 23/07/2016 Trauma is such a sexy topic. Add children and… well… feelings can change. “But why?” I hear you ask. “What is so different?” Paediatric trauma is different. If you have…

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Paediatric Trauma Anatomy – Easy as AcBC - Blog

…injuries, and therefore a careful A-E assessment must be done. Remember, non-verbal children can’t tell you what’s happened to them, and it’s your responsibility to double check the history you’ve been given. However, if faced with a paediatric trauma, it’s safe to allow the voice of Ross Fisher‘s excellent talk…

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Paediatric Trauma - Podcast

…weren’t able to attend and for those of you who want to listen again to some of the great talks, this month we’ll be bringing you some of the superb plenary sessions on the podcast. Ross Fisher is the speaker for this podcast on trials and tribulations in paediatric trauma…

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Cervical Spine Injury - Reference

…K, Garner J. Trauma Care Manual. 2nd edn. Hodder and Arnold, 2009. Chapter 12. Slack SE, Clancy MJ. Clearing the cervical spine of paediatric trauma patients. Emerg Med J 2004;21:189-193. Hoffman JR, Mower WR, Wolfson AB et al. Validity of a set of clinical criteria to rule out injury to…

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Shock - Reference

…cool peripheries. Capillary refill is a useful test in assessing dehydration in diarrhoeal illness in children and has some value in paediatric trauma but is of questionable value in adult patients [13-15]. Sweating as a result of increased sympathetic activity may produce clamminess (diaphoresis). In distributive shock, the skin may…

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Assessing and Clearing the Cervical Spine - Learning Session

…K, Garner J. Trauma Care Manual. 2nd edn. Hodder and Arnold, 2009. Chapter 12. Slack SE, Clancy MJ. Clearing the cervical spine of paediatric trauma patients. Emerg Med J 2004;21:189-193. Hoffman JR, Mower WR, Wolfson AB et al. Validity of a set of clinical criteria to rule out injury to…

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Systematic Interpretation of the Spinal Radiograph - Reference

…support & weak supportive muscles Assessment The principles of assessment of the paediatric cervical spine x-ray are identical to those of the adult: Adequacy/Alignment Bones Cartilage Dense Soft Tissues Separate guidance exists on when to image the cervical spine in paediatric trauma. Open mouth views are recommended only for those…

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