Abdominal Evaluation: Pediatric Trauma Series 2017

Pediatric Surgery
Experts across the country joined for this three part series on issues in pediatric trauma, from evaluation of the pediatric abdomen following blunt trauma, standardized screening for non-accidental trauma and pediatric gun violence. 

Dr. Richard Falcone Jr, Dr. Christian Streck, and Dr. Roberto Iglesias introduce this session focusing on pediatric abdominal injuries. They review evaluation of the pediatric abdomen, and assessing need for CT in blunt abdominal trauma, the challenges of taking care of pediatric trauma patients in predominately adult hospitals, the adult CT scan triage data, and how adult CT triage data impacts triage decisions in children.

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