The Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual
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Save A Child is proud to be affiliated to The Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership (PBIP) founded by Save the Children and Imperial College London. The PBIP brings together expert individuals, institutions, INGOs, patients, caregivers and communities committed to finding practical solutions to the challenges of paediatric blast injury. It works across the continuum of blast casualty, from point of wounding, through rehabilitation and beyond.​

Former army medic Dr Paul Reavley, explains why children require different treatment to adults and are prone to serious injuries. 

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The Field Manual has been created to provide technical guidance for those with medical training.  It enables the user to adapt their knowledge to the treatment of severely injured children.  It has paediatric-specific sections on:

  • Pre-hospital care and transport

  • Damage control resuscitation, surgery and intensive care

  • Surgery (thoraco-abdominal, limb, burns)

  • Neurological injury

  • Ward care

  • Rehabilitation

  • Psychosocial support

  • Ethics and safeguarding

The Manual is also intended for use by anyone who is required to plan for the treatment of severely injured children, so they can see the resources, training and equipment that is required in a medical facility likely to receive blast injured children.

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