Traumatic injuries demand simultaneous diagnosis and treatment in the pediatrie trauma receiving unit. This continuing medical education offering provides the pediatrician with guidelines for evaluation of various traumatic injuries. Topics include: the crucial hour of initial treatment, trauma of the airway and thorax, blunt abdominal injury, burns, and child abuse.
HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physicians .Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.
The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the rblfowing materia/. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.
1. The first therapeutic maneuver In the receiving unit should be:
A. Start an IV
B. Immobilize the neck.
C. Determine level of consciousness.
D. Stop an arterial "pumper."
2. The most common cause of airway obstruction In an Injured child Is:
A. Foreign body
3. The most Important method to determine the presence of significant lntraabdomlnal Injury Is:
A. CT scanning.
B. Repeat abdominal tap.
C. Repeat abdominal examination.
D. Gastrointestinal contrast srudy
4. Identification of the depth of burns Is Important for the determination of therapy. Second degree bums:
A. Are limited to the epidermis.
B. Present typically as dry erytnematous lesions.
C. Require antibiotic coverage if greater than 20% of body surface area.
D. Ail of the above are correct
E. None of the above are correct.