1st Edition

Pediatric Trauma Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    448 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The definitive text on the state-of-the-art in pediatric trauma care, this reference offers detailed descriptions of procedures in system design, pediatric resuscitation, supportive care, diagnostic imaging, pain management, and transfusion therapy by experts with hands-on experience in the field. Providing evidence-based recommendations, as well as current articles on rehabilitation, long-term outcomes, and infection control, this guide is invaluable for all professionals focusing on the needs of children with life and limb threatening injuries.

    Trauma Systems for Children. Epidemiology. Organizing the Community for Pediatric Trauma Care. Organizing the Hospital for Pediatric Trauma. General Principles of Resuscitation and Supportive Care. Severity Predictors and the Tiered Response. Anatomic and Physiologic Considerations. The ABC's Of Pediatric Trauma. Clearing the Cervical Spine. Child Abuse. Fetal Trauma and Birth Injury. Diagnostic Imaging. Transfusion Therapy. ICU Management. Nutritional Support. Anesthesia for Pediatric Trauma. Prevention and Treatment of Infection. Organ Failure. Specific Injuries. Neurotrauma. Face. Thorax. Abdomen. Genitourinary Trauma. Skeletal Trauma. Hand. Outcomes. Rehabilitation. Long Term Outcome. Childhood Injury and Death: Communication and Coping Skills


    David Wesson, Arthur Cooper, L.R. Tres Scherer, Steven Stylianos, David W. Tuggle