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Children under 16: PECARN & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP
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    The lecture Children under 16: PECARN & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP is from the course Trauma (Emergency Medicine).


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    1. Mild traumatic brain injury
    2. Normal brain findings
    3. Moderate traumatic brain injury
    4. Contusion
    5. Severe traumatic brain injury
    1. No cognitive impairment is expected in mild traumatic brain injury.
    2. It is important to prevent re-injury.
    3. Management includes symptom control.
    4. Athletes should have a graded return to play.
    5. Ensure adequate follow-up of patients.
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    2. 4%
    3. <0.02%
    4. 2.5%
    5. 5%
    1. The PECARN guideline applies to children with GCS of 13 to 15.
    2. A child less than 2 years old with altered mental status definitely needs a CT scan.
    3. A child less than 2 years old with a GCS of 14 has a 4% risk of having traumatic brain injury.
    4. A child greater than 2 years old with a GCS of 15 but complains of severe headache may be placed under observation if a CT scan is unavailable.
    5. A child greater than 2 years old without any neurologic deficits and no physical signs of trauma has only a <0.05% risk of having traumatic brain injury.

    Author of lecture Children under 16: PECARN & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

     Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP

    Julianna Jung, MD, FACEP


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