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EAST Traumacast logo Highlights from the 2019 Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting - #128

In this EAST Traumacast, Drs. Ian Mitchell (@ianmitchellMD), Alexander Gibbons (@AlexGibbonsMD), and Alejandra Casar Berazaluce (@alejandracasar) present highlights from the 2019 Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting (@PediTraumaSoc). 

Great stuff on head injury risk calculation, whole blood and viscoelastic assays in pediatric resuscitation, Pediatric Trauma Research, and firearm violence prevention.

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EAST Traumacast logo Pediatric Blunt Solid Organ Injury Guidelines: A joint Pediatric Trauma Society and EAST Traumacast - #124

So you think you know how to handle pediatric solid organ injuries?  In this Traumacast, we hear from Drs. Ian Mitchell, Regan Williams, Judith Hagedorn, and Bindi Naik-Mathuria from the Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) about updates to practice management guidelines for pediatric solid organ injury. The discussion is geared toward those that might initially manage a pediatric patient but also those "adult” hospitals caring for kids ages 15 and up. 

Links mentioned in the podcast:
Pediatric Trauma Society Guidelines 
Liver/Spleen Guideline - J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Feb;35(2):164-7; discussion 167-9
EAST Pediatric Blunt Renal Trauma Guideline
Pancreas Guideline - J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Oct;83(4):589-596. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001576.

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EAST Traumacast logo EAST August 2016 Literature Review Traumacast: Pediatric Trauma - Podcast #66

In this episode we discuss two issues highlighted in the August 2016 EAST Literature review concerning Pediatric Trauma: the meaning and definition of pediatric traumatic coagulopathy and what to do with an injured child with a tender c-spine and negative imaging. Drs. Barbara Gaines, David Mooney, and John Petty joing moderators Dave Morris and Matt Martin for a thought-provoking discussion that will be interesting to anyone who cares for injured children -- even providers who don't normally treat pediatric patients.

Supplemental Materials
Acute traumatic coagulopathy in a critically injured pediatric population: Definition, trend over time, and outcomes.

Outcomes of pediatric patients with persistent midline cervical spine tenderness and negative imaging result after trauma.


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EAST Traumacast logo Pediatric Non-Accidental Trauma: Recognizing the Red Flags - Podcast #48

Pediatric abusive injuries and non-accidental trauma (NAT) are unfortunately common and widespread, and can frequently go unrecognized with disastrous outcomes. In this podcast we discuss pediatric NAT with Dr. Tony Escobar and Dr. Elizabeth Pohlson from Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Dr. Escobar and Dr. Pohlson are recognized local and national experts on this topic, and have implemented a hugely successful evidence-based and multi-disciplinary screening and evaluation process at their center. In this podcast they discuss the problem of pediatric NAT, as well as the common “red flags” from the history, physical examination, and radiologic studies that should alert a physician to the possibility of NAT. In addition, they discuss some actual cases and real-world scenarios involving pediatric NAT, along with practical advice for the front line medical provider on optimal evaluation and management strategies. A copy of their standardized NAT evaluation note as well as their evidence based evaluation algorithm are included below in the supplementary materials section. 

Supplemental Materials: 
NAT Evaluation Note

NAT Algorithm
Non-Accidental Trauma slideset

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EAST Traumacast logo The Pediatric Trauma Transformation Collaborative (PTTC) - Podcast #39 - EP

An interview with Dr. Richard Falcone and Dr. Denis Bensard about an exciting new program they have developed to enhance pediatric trauma care in the U.S. They discuss how their Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center has partnered with multiple adult Level 2 centers to enhance their ability to provide high quality pediatric trauma care, and to successfully obtain ACS verification as pediatric trauma centers.

Supplementary materials: download a presentation with additional information and resources related to the PTTC.

Link to Dr. Falcone’s CME talk on Trauma Simulation Training

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EAST Traumacast logo Pediatric Concussions - Podcast #21

A discussion with Dr. Michael Nance on diagnosis and treatment of concussion in children, including a proposal for determining when kids can return to contact sports. 

This Traumacast is eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Visit the EAST Education Center for details.

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