Pediatric Trauma: Case Studies in Summer Injuries
June 19 @ 13:30 - 15:30Free
Presented by: Jennifer Fritzeen MSN RN PCNS-BC CCRN TCRN; Program Manager, Pediatric Trauma & Burn Center at Children’s National Medical Center
Children explore their environments as a part of growing up – often in ways that teach them wonderful things.
Once the traditional school year has ended, the incidence of pediatric traumatic injuries typically increases. This presentation will focus on the MOI seen most often in the summer (but some year round), the key assessment signs and symptoms during triage, when to consult with a Pediatric Base Station, and transport & destination considerations – Local ED or Pediatric Trauma Center.
-Participants will recognize the unique aspects of pediatric anatomy and physiology that affect the
priorities of care when presented with case studies for pediatric trauma patients.
-Participants will describe the different developmental characteristics that place an infant, toddler, child and preteen at risk for summer injuries.
-Participants will prioritize which pediatric trauma case scenarios may be treated locally, which require consults, and which need to be transported to pediatric trauma centers.