Chapter 36. Trauma in Childhood

  1. John M. Hutson AO, BS, MD (Monash), MD, DSc (Melb), FRACS, FAAP (Hon) Chair of Paediatric Surgery General Surgeon and Urologist Professor of Paediatric Surgery1,2,
  2. Michael O'Brien MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, FRCSI (Paed), FRACS (Paed) Paediatric Urologist3,
  3. Alan A. Woodward MBBS, FRCS, FRACS General Surgeon and Urologist3 and
  4. Spencer W. Beasley MBChB (Otago), MS (Melb), FRACS Professor of Paediatric Surgery4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch36

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Hutson, J. M., O'Brien, M., Woodward, A. A. and Beasley, S. W. (eds) (2009) Trauma in Childhood, in Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162678

Online ISBN: 9781444300109

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Keywords:

  • childhood trauma and trauma death in paediatric population;
  • ‘trimodal distribution’ of trauma death;
  • Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS);
  • tetanus immunisation as routine childhood immunisation;
  • tetanus-prone wounds;
  • child abuse and neglect;
  • superficial soft tissue injuries;
  • Injury Severity Score (ISS) and Paediatric trauma score;
  • airway, breathing and circulation paramount for survival

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Injury prevention

  • Mechanism of injury

  • Initial assessment and management

  • Superficial soft tissue injuries

  • Wound closure

  • Antibiotics

  • Tetanus

  • Child abuse and neglect (Box 36.1)

  • Trauma scores and injury severity scores

  • Further reading