Pediatric Trauma – Adult ED versus PAC


  • ALL pediatric trauma patients must be first evaluated in the adult trauma room
    • If they are determined to be a ayellow or red trauma team, the patient needs to stay in the adult trauma room for their evaluation/treatment ( if there is some reason this cannot happen then a senior ED provider, preferably an attending, should accompany the peds patient to the peds ED).
  • Only send rock stable patients with trivial injury mechanisms to the PAC
  • Err on the side of caution when deciding whether to send EMS/patient to PAC