Trauma Tidbits

  • Cristina M. Zeretzke-BienEmail author


Pediatric trauma is the #1 etiology of morbidity and mortality in the US pediatric population. This chapter is a great assist with appropriate dosing, fluids, and the ABCDEs of resuscitation. The modified Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) for age is always a challenge to remember but is right there as the first item of the chapter for easy reference.


Glasgow Coma Scale Fluid resuscitation Fluid maintenance Fluid replacement for burns Urine output Blood transfusion Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) Chest tube NG tube Urinary catheter Body surface area Airway Cervical spine stabilization SCIWORA Tidal volume Hypoxia Perfusion Circulation Hemorrhage Disability Exposure 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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