In western countries, head injury is very important in public health; infact it is the main cause of mortality after infancy and a significant cause of long term disability. The patients with severe head injury needs an intensive care unit management, but the initial approach is a critical phase, too. In fact, it is demonstrated that trauma mortality and morbility are significantly reduced by a quick and well conducted approach. This article focuses the initial management of the injured child.
|Translated title of the contribution||The management of the child with head injury: initial assessment|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|State||Published - 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health