UK paediatric intensive care practices in traumatic brain injury: An audit of practice

L. Tume*, P. Baines

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Objective: To ascertain current UK intensive care nursing and medical practices related to children with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Method: An audit was carried out among all paediatric intensive care units where children with traumatic brain injury are admitted. The main outcome measure was consistency in management and practices and compliance with international management guidelines. Results: There is still considerable variation in the nursing and medical management of children with TBI across UK paediatric intensive care units. Conclusions: Collaboration, national consensus and more research is required into the medical and nursing practices in TBI to generate a stronger evidence base for the critical care management of children with TBI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Intensive Care
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008

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