Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign founded by the Dana Foundation, designed to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science.
We're highlighting two important resources related to treating children with brain injuries and developmental disabilities in the emergency department (ED):
Children with developmental delays or disorders (DD) are ten times more likely to use ED services compared to their peers. This can include children with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and other conditions. Created in partnership with Kids Brain Health, our Bottom Line Recommendations provide guidance for caring for these children in the ED.
Each year, about 750,000 children go to the ED with traumatic head injuries in North America. In this new podcast released by Emergency Medicine Cases, Drs. Sarah Reid and Roger Zemek (both TREKK content advisors) discuss how to incorporate the PECARN and CATCH2 decision tools into your practice, how to identify children who are at risk for long term consequences after a minor head injury, and how to manage persistent concussion symptoms when a child returns to the ED.