PREDICT Australian and New Zealand guideline for mild to moderate head injuries in children
Children frequently present with head injuries to acute care settings. Led by PREDICT (Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative), a multidisciplinary working group has developed the first Australian and New Zealand guideline for mild to moderate head injuries in children.
Addressing 33 key clinical questions, it contains 71 recommendations, and an imaging/observation algorithm. The guideline provides evidence-based, locally applicable, practical clinical guidance for the care of children with mild to moderate head injuries presenting to acute care settings. The guideline was published in Emergency Medicine Australasia and is available at www.predict.org.au.
Article submitted by Professor Franz Babl, Departments of Paediatrics and Critical Care, University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, on behalf of the Guideline Working Group.