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Citation

Jordan B. JEMS 2001; 26(5): 36-43.

Affiliation

Children's Medical Center of Dallas, USA. RJORDA@childmed.dallas.tx.us

Copyright

(Copyright © 2001, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

11357750

Abstract

That seatbelts save lives is irrefutable. Every health-care professional should advocate parents use proper restraint systems for their children. Resource guides are available from local, state and national organizations regarding proper restraint usage for the pediatric population. However, children restrained with lap belts are at risk of sustaining an occult injury. You must quickly stabilize the ABCs, immobilize the spine and get the patient en route to a trauma center while you perform a solid baseline assessment. The trauma team needs information on kinetics, type of restraints used, assessment findings and treatment rendered so they can accurately assess subtle changes in the patient's condition and initiate proper treatment.


Language: en

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