What does pecarn stand for?

What does pecarn stand for?

To date, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) rule for identifying children who are at very low risk of clinically-important traumatic brain injuries after minor head trauma has not been validated prospectively in an independent population.

What is the Pecarn study?

Purpose: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prognostic rules is a scoring system for prediction of the need for computed tomography (CT) scanning in children with mild TBI.

When was Pecarn developed?

October 2001
In an effort to expand the quality and quantity of research in pediatric emergency care, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) was created in October 2001. PECARN is the first federally funded national network for research in EMSC.

What age is Pecarn for?

PECARN Clinical Prediction Tool In 2009 PECARN derived and validated two clinical predictions rules (one for children <2 years old and one for children 2-18 years old) for children who present within 24 hours of head trauma with an initial Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) of 14-15 (3).

What fracture causes battle signs?

Battle sign is prominent when there is a fracture of the petrous temporal bone. It may also be associated with rhinorrhea and bruising over the eyes (raccoon eyes). Depending on the severity of the head trauma, the patient may also present with loss of consciousness and a depressed Glasgow coma scale (GCS).

How do you get raccoon eyes?

Raccoon eyes is most often caused by a basal skull fracture (BSF). The basal part of your skull is the bottom portion where the brain rests. When a fracture occurs, symptoms such as raccoon eyes may follow. BSF can occur from car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and other sources of head trauma.

What does PECARN stand for?

Founded in 2001, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) is the first federally-funded emergency medicine research network in the United States.

Where can I find information about PECARN studies and activities?

For more information about PECARN studies, please visit the PECARN website. This newsletter is produced by the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and provides updates on PECARN studies and activities. The PECARN training module is designed to outline the steps to submit a concept to the network.

What is in the PECARN toolkit?

The toolkit specifically addresses “shared decision making” as a vital part of PECARN, and spells out how observation can be a safe alternative to CT scanning in low-risk patients.

What is the PECARN pediatric head injury algorithm?

The PECARN Pediatric Head Injury/Trauma Algorithm provides the PECARN algorithm for evaluating pediatric head injury.