Pediatric Trauma Score

 
Category +2 +1 -1
Size > 20 kg  10-20 kg < 10 kg 
Airway Normal  Maintainable Not Maintainable
Systolic BP > 90 mm Hg 50-90 mm Hg < 50 mm Hg
CNS Awake Obtunded Comatose
Open Wound None Minor Major 
Skeletal None Closed Fx Open or Multiple Fx
 
 
> 8 < 1% Mortality predicted
< 8 Suggests need for trauma center
4 predicts 50% mortality
<1 predicts > 98% mortality
 
 
Based on Tepas, JJ, Alexander, RH, Campbell, JD, et al..  1985.  An improved scoring system for assessment of the injured child.  J. Trauma 25:720.
 
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