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Pediatric head trauma is one of the most common reasons for consultation in the ED, and can be mild, moderate or severe. The most common causes of head trauma in children and youth presenting to Canadian EDs include falls, sports-related injuries, being hit on the head by an object or by colliding with an obstacle, or injuries involving bicycles and motor vehicles. Annual rates range from 130 to 200 cases per 100,000 population, leading to at least 20,000 emergency department visits in Canadian pediatric hospitals per year.

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Clinical Practice Guideline: Head injury: assessment and early management

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), National Clincial G...

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. It promotes effective clinical assessment so that people receive the right care for the severity of their head injury, including referral directly to specialist care if needed.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of the paediatric patient with acute head trauma

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Farrell CA, Canadian Paediatric Society Acute Care Committee

The purpose of this statement is to describe issues related to head trauma in infants, children and youth, including clinical manifestations, initial management priorities, guidelines for imaging, and subsequent observation and treatment.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Guidelines for the acute medical management of severe traumatic brain injury in infants, children, and adolescents--second edition

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Kochanek PM, Carney N, Adelson PD, Ashwal S, Bell MJ, Bratton S, Carson S, Ch...

Published in 2012, these guidelines reflect updated information from the first edition published in 2003. Thisdocument is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics-Section on Neurological Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Child Neurology Society, European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, Neurocritical Care Society, Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group, Society of Critical Care Medicine, The Paediatric Intensive Care Society (UK), Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Multidisciplinary guidelines on the identification, investigation and management of suspected abusive head trauma

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Canadian Paediatric Society

The Multidisciplinary Guidelines on the Identification, Investigation and Management of Suspected Abusive Head Trauma have been prepared in order to provide community organizations with assistance in developing local protocols for managing cases of Abusive Head Trauma. The guidelines are intended to be generic enough that large or small communities can use them to help develop a resoinse appropriate to their specific circumstances.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Head injury: assessment and early management

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), National Clincial G...

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. It promotes effective clinical assessment so that people receive the right care for the severity of their head injury, including referral directly to specialist care if needed.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Management of the paediatric patient with acute head trauma

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Farrell CA, Canadian Paediatric Society Acute Care Committee

The purpose of this statement is to describe issues related to head trauma in infants, children and youth, including clinical manifestations, initial management priorities, guidelines for imaging, and subsequent observation and treatment.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Guidelines for the acute medical management of severe traumatic brain injury in infants, children, and adolescents--second edition

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Kochanek PM, Carney N, Adelson PD, Ashwal S, Bell MJ, Bratton S, Carson S, Ch...

Published in 2012, these guidelines reflect updated information from the first edition published in 2003. Thisdocument is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics-Section on Neurological Surgery, American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Child Neurology Society, European Society of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care, Neurocritical Care Society, Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group, Society of Critical Care Medicine, The Paediatric Intensive Care Society (UK), Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care, and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies.

Clinical Practice Guideline: Multidisciplinary guidelines on the identification, investigation and management of suspected abusive head trauma

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Canadian Paediatric Society

The Multidisciplinary Guidelines on the Identification, Investigation and Management of Suspected Abusive Head Trauma have been prepared in order to provide community organizations with assistance in developing local protocols for managing cases of Abusive Head Trauma. The guidelines are intended to be generic enough that large or small communities can use them to help develop a resoinse appropriate to their specific circumstances.