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CT EMSC Pediatric “Tip of the Week” (TOTW) – For those that are not familiar it is a format to educate and inform our community providers on some helpful pediatric pearls and tips.  We hope you can use this information as a reference or review of pediatric information, not a policy or guideline.  If you are receiving this “Tip of the Week,” please share it with your staff or post it in an area for others to read. 

Due to the current state of the weather here in New England -  I chose to revisit the tip on frostbite(MarchEMSCWeek 2 2017 - Frostbite).    


Marcie Gawel, MSN, MS, BS, CPN, SANE, CPS-T
EMSC Outreach Coordinator
Injury Prevention, Community Outreach & Research
Yale-New Haven Hospital
300 George Street, 4th Flr. Cube 124
New Haven, CT 06510-3202
(203) 688-1793

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Our work aims to ensure that every ill and injured child, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel in CT, receive appropriate emergency medical care. 


HEAD TRAUMA is categorized as mild, moderate, or severe. Head trauma is considered SEVERE when children present with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≤ 8. These children often have intracranial injury as seen by neuroimaging and all will have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI), an alteration in brain function caused by external force. TBI is a critical public health issue with injury being the leading cause of death in children >1 year of age, and TBI is the most significant cause of death and disability in this group.

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