Implementation of adapted PECARN decision rule for children with minor head injury in the pediatric emergency department.

@article{Bressan2012ImplementationOA,
  title={Implementation of adapted PECARN decision rule for children with minor head injury in the pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Silvia Bressan and Sabrina Romanato and Teresa Mion and Stefania Zanconato and Liviana da Dalt},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={801-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Of the currently published clinical decision rules for the management of minor head injury (MHI) in children, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) rule, derived and validated in a large multicenter prospective study cohort, with high methodologic standards, appears to be the best clinical decision rule to accurately identify children at very low risk of clinically important traumatic brain injuries (ciTBI) in the pediatric emergency department (PED). This… CONTINUE READING

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