Paediatric minor head injury applied to Paediatric Emergency Care

Expiry Date
: 10/05/2029
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 3/4

This study aims to establish whether the introduction of the PECARN CDR would affect CT utilisation rates for paediatric patients presenting with minor blunt head injuries to an academic hospital in Gauteng, South Africa.

Keywords: paediatric trauma; computed tomography (CT); minor head injuries; PECARN

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Educational Aim:
The aim of the article is to assess adherence to appropriateness criteria for lumbar spine MRI referrals at a South African academic hospital, aiming to evaluate the appropriateness of referrals and potentially identify areas for improvement in clinical practice.

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          2. Enhanced communication skills.

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