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The best pediatric head trauma CT decision tool around. Does your department use it? Do you find it to be accurate?This is a great example of several great minds working together to make a tool that improves all of our Emergency Departments. I came across this at a recent conference and it was interesting to see how they compared it to CHALICE and CATCH as tools. According to the 2016 study comparing the 3 tools-PECARN came out way ahead at identifying TBI in children.

PECARN Pediatric Head Trauma: Official Visual Decision Aid for Clinicians

Here is the link to the study that i referenced.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4731042/

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