Builds on the successful first edition to present a comprehensive survey of current practice in pediatric trauma care Offers detailed descriptions of a whole range of pediatric trauma topics, including trauma systems, pediatric resuscitation, supportive care, diagnostic imaging, pain management, pathophysiology, and management of injury, non-accidental trauma, and rehabilitation. Injuries cause more than half of all childhood deaths and a large proportion of pediatric trauma care is provided by non-pediatric specialists. This book provides an update of current practice, backed by evidence-based recommendations, in four sections: 1) Trauma systems for children, including epidemiology, organization of pediatric trauma care, disaster planning and systems for mass pediatric casualties, and community injury prevention programs. 2) General principles of resuscitation and supportive care. 3) Specific injuries are commonly seen in children, including from child abuse. 4) Rehabilitation, communication, long-term outcomes, and performance improvement methods to monitor outcomes.