Anesthesia for Trauma and Burns - The Pediatric Trauma Patient

Anesthesia for Trauma and Burns - The Pediatric Trauma Patient is a topic covered in the Clinical Anesthesia Procedures.

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General Considerations

General Considerations

  1. A clear understanding of the salient anatomic and physiologic differences among adults, children, and infants as well as a working knowledge of the specific anesthetic considerations for this patient population is required (see Chapters 30 and 31).
  2. Blunt trauma, usually from falls or motor vehicle accidents, predominates in children. Multiple injuries are the rule rather than the exception, but diagnosis is often more difficult because of the child's inability to provide an accurate history.

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