Tag: Traumatic brain injury

  • Caring for children with traumatic injuries

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recently published its guidelines for how hospitals, and systems of hospitals, should care for injured children. The recommendations have also been endorsed by the relevant organizations of surgeons, emergency physicians, critical care physicians, and children’s hospitals. Traumatic injuries in children are a huge issue. They are the number one killer…

  • Traumatic brain injury in children

    Most children with significant brain injury spend time in a PICU. Like most experienced pediatric intensivists, I have seen hundreds of these children over the years, with dozens at least in the severe category. In one sense the term “traumatic brain injury” has limited usefulness because it covers such a wide range of injuries, from…