Paediatric and adolescent horse-related injuries: does the mechanism of injury justify a trauma response?

@article{Craven2008PaediatricAA,
  title={Paediatric and adolescent horse-related injuries: does the mechanism of injury justify a trauma response?},
  author={John Andrew Craven},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={357-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the frequency, variety and disposition of horse-related injury presentations to the ED and to use this information to evaluate the existing institutional trauma team activation criteria following horse-related injuries. METHODS A retrospective case analysis was performed of all horse-related injury presentations to the ED of Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, in the 5 year period between January 1999 and December 2003. RESULTS A total of 186 children… CONTINUE READING