Paediatric Trauma: Resuscitation and Early Management



Trauma is the second most important cause of death amongst children between 5 and 14 years. A quarter of all trauma deaths occur in children with 950,000 deaths worldwide in 2004. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the group most commonly affected by trauma is vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, and – in Asia – children carried on motorized two-wheelers [1].


Trauma Team Paediatric Trauma Tension Pneumothorax Hollow Viscus Lung Contusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Burns and TraumaInkosi Albert Luthuli Central HospitalDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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