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Quiz: Recognizing and treating pediatric trauma

Pediatric patients are not tiny adults; refresh your knowledge of pediatric blunt trauma and take a quiz to check your knowledge


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Emergency calls involving children are difficult, as many clinicians do not have the same confidence when treating pediatric patients as they do adults. However, with unintentional injury as the leading cause of death and disability among children, it’s critical that providers are trained and ready to respond.

A recent article from Limmer Education‘s Chis Ebright, “Back to the basics: Pediatric trauma,” discussed signs of blunt force trauma in pediatric patients, as well as how providers should approach and treat such injuries.

Read Ebright’s article and check your knowledge with the quiz below. Be sure to leave your score in the comments and see how you stack up against others.

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For more information and training to respond to pediatric emergencies, check out these other articles from EMS1 experts:

Rachel Engel is an award-winning journalist and the senior editor of and In addition to her regular editing duties, Engel seeks to tell the heroic, human stories of first responders and the importance of their work. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and began her career as a freelance writer, focusing on government and military issues. Engel joined Lexipol in 2015 and has since reported on issues related to public safety. Engel lives in Wichita, Kansas. She can be reached via email.