n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Managing the injured child : more than just treating the injuries : main topic

Volume 22, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Children are physiologically and psychologically different from adults. These differences have an effect on the way children react to trauma. Consideration must be given to the structural differences, unique anatomy and physiology when assessing injuries in children. <br>The child has the added task of growth, as well as recovery, and cognisance should be taken of the long-term effects of trauma on the injured child and the family. <br>Children are vulnerable to abuse and a high index of suspicion must be maintained to recognise the child at risk of non-accidental injury.

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