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Chapter 30: Trauma and Burns

Arlet G. Kurkchubasche, MD

Contributors and Peer Reviewers
Foreword and Preface


Chapter 30 Contents

Nutrition Considerations in the Pediatric Trauma Patient
General Background on Trauma in Childhood
Closed Head Injuries/Traumatic Brain Injury
Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma
Blunt Abdominal Trauma/Solid Visceral Injuries
Blunt Abdominal Trauma/Hollow Visceral Injuries
Thoracic Injuries
Pelvis and Extremity Trauma
Summary on Pediatric Trauma
Pediatric Burns
Features Specific to the Pediatric Patient
Energy Estimates in Burn Injury
Clinical Example 1
Clinical Example 2
Clinical Example 3


Learning Objectives

1. Understand the components of the stress response and how these contribute to hypermetabolism in trauma and burn patients.

2. Identify childhood conditions that place patients at risk for trauma and child abuse, as well as nutrition impairment.

3. Understand the injury pattern seen in blunt trauma and how it impacts the ability to use enteral nutrition.

4. Understand limitations of methods for predicting energy needs in pediatric patients with significant burn injury.


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