Pediatric Trauma Care
Pediatric Trauma Care
Pediatric trauma is a life-threatening injury for children, and it is the leading cause of death in the United States, outnumbering all other causes combined. These kinds of injuries necessitate hospitalization and, in most cases, emergent surgery. It may happen to any child, at any time, anyplace, and there is no time to travel large distances to the “best” care facility. If rapid, well-trained medical assistance is administered within a short amount of time following a serious injury, the chances of survival are best. According to statistics, if a child is injured and treated at a trauma center, they have a 25% greater chance of surviving. Caring for a sick or injured child takes specialized expertise, meticulous planning, and meticulous attention to detail.
The following are some key points to remember concerning pediatric trauma:
- Every year, 9,523 children die as a result of catastrophic injuries — that’s one child every hour.
- Nonfatal hospitalization injuries cost about 24 billion dollars in federal research expenses each year:
- 17 million dollars on cancer
- 7 points for diabetes
- 4 points for heart disease
- 18 million dollars on childhood injuries
Surviving a child’s trauma may be challenging as well. Effects can alter a child’s physical and mental abilities for the rest of their lives, as well as the emotional and social difficulties that arise, affecting parents, siblings, and other family members, friends, educators, prospective employers, and a wide range of other individuals.
Pediatric trauma is a serious health concern that is being addressed via the prevention, but there are many ways to save the lives of injured children right away by improving the knowledge and practices of first responders, nurses, doctors, surgeons, and other medical staff.
We are committed to avoiding children’s deaths after they have been hurt. By boosting research, education, and awareness about the issue, we seek to substantially reduce the number of children who die each year as a result of pediatric trauma. Please join us each week to learn more and help us spread the word.