Summary: Every traumatized child requires the identification as high-risk pediatric patients, prompt transport to the appropriate regional pediatric trauma center and the provision of basic or advanced reanimation procedures. Optimum for the duration of prehospital city transport is approximately 31 minutes, for a rural area it is up to 43 minutes. Regional trauma centers are very important, because there are enough resources to adequately define patients at increased risk of death. It is still debated whether to start the advanced or basic resuscitation in traumatized children in the prehospital conditions.The analgesic administration is important in the treatment of injured children. They are given in smaller doses to children than to adults and the most common dose is 50% smaller than it is needed according to the degree of pain. In the initial phase of trauma children better compensate hemodynamic instability and hypotension may therefore be a late sign of hemorrhage. Serious problem is establishing IV line on times, due to the physiological specificity as well as the presence of hypovolemia.
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