Thinking differently about Child Protection in the ED

Child protection is sadly a huge part of our workload in ED.

As society and the world in general becomes increasingly complicated, it might be outdated to only think of child abuse in the four domains we were traditionally taught about (emotional abuse, physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse) – there are some forms of abuse or potential harm that don’t sit neatly in any of those corners. Unless we start to think about child protection differently, some very vulnerable children might slip through the net.

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PEM Review 012 – INJURIES // MEASLES // CHILD ABUSE // SEDATION // TONGUE LACERATIONS

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Hello to all the doctors who started Paediatric or Emergency Department rotations in the UK last week. I’ve tried to pick a few things for this review that will be useful for new starters. If you’re keen for even more resources that will help you hit the ground running when it comes to dealing with kids in the ED, the previous reviews on this site over the past few months have PLENTY to keep you busy. Continue reading “PEM Review 012 – INJURIES // MEASLES // CHILD ABUSE // SEDATION // TONGUE LACERATIONS”