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Course # 92072 • Care of the Pediatric Trauma Patient


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  1. Describe the impact of pediatric trauma on society and health care.
  2. Describe the types of pediatric injuries sustained with a given mode of trauma, and identify the most common injuries occurring in various age groupings.
  3. Identify unique anatomic or physiologic differences in children, when compared to adult patients.
  4. Describe the levels of pediatric trauma care and how to prepare an emergency department for treatment of the injured child.
  5. Discuss the components of the primary survey of a pediatric trauma patient.
  6. Outline the secondary survey, and identify controversies in pediatric shock trauma management.
  7. Differentiate between mild, moderate, and severe head injuries that may occur in pediatric patients.
  8. Describe the unique traumatic injuries to the spine that occur in children and measures to treat these injuries.
  9. Differentiate the types of cardiothoracic trauma, and list appropriate management for each type.
  10. Identify the signs, symptoms, and management of pediatric abdominal and genitourinary trauma.
  11. Recognize the risks and appropriate interventions in the management of orthopedic pediatric trauma.
  12. Discuss the appropriate management of traumatic amputation and soft tissue trauma in pediatric patients.
  13. List the signs and symptoms and appropriate interventions for post-traumatic respiratory distress syndrome in children.
  14. Describe the identification and treatment of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS).
  15. Differentiate the various types of renal failure that occur following trauma in the child.
  16. Outline the role of interpreters when caring for patients whose families speak a language other than English.
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