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Committee Chair:

Marc Auerbach, MD, Guidelines Committee chair Marc Auerbach, MD

The Guidelines Committee is responsible for developing and disseminating evidence-based information related to pediatric trauma care for the purpose of increasing the scientific knowledge needed to enhance patient care and promote optimal clinical decision-making. Goals of the committee include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops pediatric specific evidence-based guidelines or consensus statement.
  • Reviews specific evidence-based guidelines for relevance to the pediatric population.
  • Updates existing evidence-based guidelines based on new clinical information
  • Disseminates evidence-based guidelines used by other institutions / organizations

Committee Goals: to develop and disseminate evidence-based information related to pediatric trauma care in order to improve health outcomes.

Five working groups

  1. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Guideline (LEAD: John Petty)
  2. Child Abuse/Non-Accidental Trauma Screening Guidelines (LEAD: Tony Escobar)
  3. Trauma Transfer Criteria from Community Hospitals to Level One Trauma Centers (LEAD: Matthew Santore)
  4. Severe Hemorrhage - Massive Transfusion/Coagulopathy Treatment Guideline (LEAD: Adam Vogel)
  5. Renal Injury Management Guideline (LEAD: John Draus)

Guidelines in Focus: work to identify guidelines developed by other organizations and share/contextualize for pediatric trauma providers.

Sharing of local clinical pathways/best practices.