• Hospital-Based Emergency Department Visits With Pediatric Burns: Characteristics and Outcomes

    9 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The objective of this study was to examine the characteristics and outcomes in children presenting to emergency departments with burn injuries.
    Methods
    The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample for the years 2008 to 2013 was used. All patients younger than 18 years who visited a hospital-based ED with a burn injury were selected. The study focused on (1) demographics , (2) characteristics of burns , (3) disposition status after ED/hospitalization, (4) charges , and (5) patient outcomes. Inclusion criteria were a visit to ED in the United States with a burn. Descriptive...
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  • Does Specialty Training and Practice Setting Affect Adherence to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Criteria for Pediatric Head Trauma?

    Does Specialty Training and Practice Setting Affect Adherence to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Criteria for Pediatric Head Trauma?

    9 days ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The goal was to determine the effects of specialty training and practice settings on the adherence to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network criteria.
    Methods
    A retrospective study was conducted on a 2-campus hospital. Chart documentation was used to determine adherence to PECARN criteria. Inclusion criteria were any traumatic head injury within 24 hours in patients younger than 18 years over a 1-year period. Specialty training was subdivided into 3 groups: pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine , and general pediatrics. The 2 hospital campuses are...
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