Standardizing Guidelines for Pediatric Head Injuries
Koryn M Turlis
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - Department of Nursing
Background: In the last 18 years there has been an increase of pediatric patients being seen in emergency departments for head trauma. Individual providers base clinical care on experience and knowledge, with potential for variants in treatment of each patient. When care is provider dependent, although rare, missed clinically important traumatic brain injures can lead to permanent deficits or death. Purpose: Establishing standardized care will improve the quality of patient care.