PECARN Pediatric Intra-Abdominal Injury (IAI) Algorithm
Identifies children at very low risk of clinically important blunt abdominal injuries.
Use in patients <18 years old presenting with blunt abdominal trauma within 24 hours of injury. Do not use in patients with penetrating trauma, pre-existing neurologic disorders impeding a reliable exam, or pregnancy. Do not use in patients transferred from another hospital where abdominal CT or diagnostic peritoneal lavage was already performed.
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- Julia Schweizer, MD
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