American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Management of Pediatric Trauma

COMMITTEE ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, COUNCIL ON INJURY, VIOLENCE, AND POISON PREVENTION, SECTION ON CRITICAL CARE, SECTION ON ORTHOPAEDICS, SECTION ON SURGERY, SECTION ON TRANSPORT MEDICINE, PEDIATRIC TRAUMA SOCIETY, AND SOCIETY OF TRAUMA NURSES PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE

Injury is still the number 1 killer of children ages 1 to 18 years in the United States (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/children.htm). Children who sustain injuries with resulting disabilities incur significant costs not only for their health care but also for productivity lost to the economy. The families of children who survive childhood injury with disability face years of emotional and financial hardship, along with a significant societal burden. The entire process of managing childhood injury is enormously complex and varies by region. Only the comprehensive cooperation of a broadly diverse trauma team will have a significant effect on improving the care of injured children.

EMSC – Emergency Medical Services for Children

A Division of DHEC, South Carolina

The mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma. To that end, EMSC funds and supports improvements in pediatric emergency care in every state and territory through competitive demonstration grants or cooperative agreements to state governments and accredited schools of medicine.

CONTACT:
Karen Moore
EMSC Program Coordinator
Office: (803) 545-4333
Email: moorekv@dhec.sc.gov

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SCCAMRS – South Carolina Children’s Advocacy Medical Response System

Striving to improve the quality of medical assessments for child abuse and neglect.

Our mission is to provide and administer a comprehensive resource system to assist the state’s children’s hospitals and the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers with the development and sustainability of a consistent quality standard of care and practice in the delivery of medical services for allegations of child maltreatment.

CONTACT:
Phone: (803) 434-3822
Website: sccamrs.org

PTS – Pediatric Trauma Society

Improving Pediatric Trauma Outcomes

The PTS is a professional organization for all healthcare providers interested in improving outcomes for injured children through development of optimal care guidelines, education, research and advocacy.

PTS is the product of the collaborative vision of many pediatric trauma healthcare providers from around the world. Filling a void, PTS is working toward becoming the resource for both pediatric and adult trauma care providers to improve pediatric trauma care regardless of where injured children are cared for.

CONTACT
Phone: (978) 927-8330
Website: pediatrictraumasociety.org

South Carolina Pediatric Trauma Resources

Coming soon! Check back for new guidelines, resources and literature on pediatric trauma best care.