Simulation of ideal pediatric trauma resuscitation

April 15, 2022


In this simulation, a helmeted 5-year-old ATV rider hit a tree and flew off the vehicle, landing on a tree stump. A Mayo Clinic trauma team prepares for his arrival with a high heart rate, shock and potential transfusion. When the patient arrives, the team checks his bleeding status, airway and other vital signs while maintaining spinal stabilization for the patient. The team determines shock is present and provides treatment. Radiology technologists perform portable imaging on the patient. After the team provides a spinal check, it makes plans to take the patient to a CT scan, the operating room with orthopedics and then the pediatric intensive care unit.