Pediatric Trauma Cases
June 23 @ 10:00 - 11:30Free
Dr. Jennifer Anders will highlight the assessment findings and the treatment decisions to be sure children receive the Right Care When It Counts. (Trauma Credit) Objectives: Recognize the unique anatomic features of children leading to specific injury patterns, utilize the PAT (pediatric assessment triangle) to determine Sick or Not Sick, apply the Trauma Decision Tree to cases with infants, children and adolescents, integrate trauma resuscitation in the ABCDE’s, discuss the use of stabilization and resuscitation tools and treatment priorities.
In this workshop, we will incorporate the recent studies conducted at Johns Hopkins Children center on the appropriate use of tourniquets in children, best assessment methods for determining burn depth and TBSA (total burn surface area), and best practice in the use of spinal motion restriction guidelines. Sample scenarios are available for use in burn assessment for local company drills through the Pediatric EMS Champions and the EMSC Department. The didactic portion of the pediatric burn assessment will be available in an online LMS in early 2020 to enhance standardized training and allow in station training to focus on assessment, treatment and triage decisions.
Dr. Jen Anders, Associate State EMS Medical Director