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The Pediatric Patient in MCI

  • Adam Lee Goldstein
  • Dror Soffer
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Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Abstract

Despite the demographic minority of children in any given population, mass casualty incidents (MCI) often impact areas with a high concentration of children, such as schools and recreational events. Even those MCI primarily involving children are initially met by healthcare workers trained to provide care for adults (from the first-response team to the specialty physicians), as well as an infrastructure designed for triaging, transporting, and treating adult patients.

Notes

Acknowledgment

Thank you to Krystin Johnson, of Austin, Texas, for her editorial expertise.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Lee Goldstein
    • 1
  • Dror Soffer
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of General SurgeryTel Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Yitzhak Rabin Trauma DivisionTel Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterTel AvivIsrael

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