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Fundamentals of Pediatric Trauma and Injury Care: Key Considerations and Recommendations from Experts Club

In today’s realities, knowledge of the basics of pediatric trauma and injury care is becoming a necessity not only for medical professionals, but also for the general public. In a new video on the Experts Club YouTube channel, Mariana Bolyuk, anesthesiologist at ADONIS Medical Group, reviewed the main aspects and recommendations that will help to provide the necessary care in critical situations, based on the latest data from the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and international organizations.

Main aspects of trauma care

Traumas and injuries in children are a serious problem that requires immediate and proper response. According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the number of injuries in children has been steadily increasing in recent years. In the last year alone, almost 97500 Ukrainians sought medical assistance for injuries of varying severity resulting from falls and other accidents.

According to the latest data, more than 1,806 children in Ukraine have been injured as a result of military actions. According to information from juvenile prosecutors, 537 children died and over 1,269 received injuries of varying degrees of severity. The largest number of injured children was registered in the following regions: in Donetsk region – 524, Kharkiv region – 343, Kherson region – 149, Kyiv region – 130, Dnipropetrovsk region – 125, Mykolaiv region – 103 and Zaporizhzhya region – 100.

“Among the main causes of early deaths in traumas, central nervous system contusions and bleeding stand out. It is important to know that timely first aid can save a life and significantly reduce the risk of serious health consequences”, – explained Bolyuk.

Maxim Urakin, founder of the Experts Club information and analytical center, said that the project was and is engaged in all kinds of assistance to civilians during military operations.

“According to the UN data, about 11 thousand civilians have already been killed in Ukraine for 2 years, of which about 600 are children. After the implemented project “Find loved ones” we spend our efforts on trainings on medicine for first aid for adults and children, conduct practical seminars for journalists and teachers in order to get practical skills that can save the health and life of victims”, – emphasized Urakin.

Recommendations on first aid

It is important to remember the basic principles of first aid for injuries and wounds. The main recommendations from Maryana Bolyuk and Experts Club, listed in the video:

  • Assess the condition of the injured person: check consciousness, breathing, pulse.
  • Stop bleeding: use direct pressure on the wound and, if necessary, apply a tourniquet above the injury site to temporarily stop arterial bleeding.
  • Preventing shock: lay the victim down, elevate the legs, and provide warmth and comfort.
  • Call for emergency medical help immediately: in the case of serious injuries, professional medical help should be sought as soon as possible.

It is also vital to receive regular first aid training to update your life-saving knowledge and skills.

Knowing the basic principles of first aid for pediatric injuries and trauma is critical for all of us. In today’s world where accidents happen daily, this knowledge and skill can be crucial in saving lives. Remember, your preparedness and ability to act in an emergency can make a significant difference.

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Ukraine officially allowed COVID vaccination of children from 5 years old

Ukraine allowed vaccination against COVID-19 for children from five years old.
As the chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine Igor Kuzin said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, vaccination of children from 12 years of age was allowed in Ukraine earlier.
Children aged 5 to 11 will be vaccinated with Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine. Now Ukraine is waiting for the appropriate vaccine in a special dosage for children.
Kuzin did not specify when this vaccine could be delivered to Ukraine.

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Austria will accept up to 100 seriously wounded women and children from Ukraine for treatment and rehabilitation, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said.
“Yesterday I spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister Denys Shmygal. I offered to accept, treat and provide rehabilitation for up to 100 seriously wounded women and children. We will continue to help as much as we can!” Nehammer wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

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As a result of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, 197 children were killed, 351 children were injured, the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General reports.
“More than 548 children have suffered in Ukraine since February 24, 2022 as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation. At the same time, 197 children died and more than 351 were injured of varying severity. According to the data received by juvenile prosecutors, children in the Donetsk region – 115, Kiev – 105, Kharkiv – 81, Chernihiv – 54, Mykolaiv – 40, Kherson – 38, Luhansk – 36, Zaporizhzhia – 23, the capital – 16, Sumy – 16, Zhytomyr – 15,” the report said on Thursday morning.

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The European Union coordinated the first MEDEVAC operation for transferring Ukrainian children with chronic diseases from Poland to Italy, the European Commission said in a statement.
“The operation was financially and operationally supported by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is part of the European solidarity mechanism for intra-EU medical transfers of refugees and displaced people,” it said.
The operation was carried out by an Italian medical team at the request of and in close cooperation with Poland.

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All children and caregivers from the orphanage in Vorzel have been evacuated to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv City State Administration said.
“All the children and employees were evacuated from Kyiv city orphanage of Horodetsky, located in Vorzel… They were transferred to one of Kyiv hospitals. Tomorrow the children will be sent to Western Ukraine,” Kyiv City State Administration said in a Telegram on Wednesday.
Kyiv City State Administration said the capital is helping with the evacuation and humanitarian aid to cities located near Kyiv, namely Vorzel, Hostomel, Irpin, Bucha.
According to the statement, some 520 people were evacuated from Puscha-Vodytsia in two days due to the approach of active hostilities. The evacuated people were placed in kindergartens in Kyiv. Part of the inhabitants of Puscha-Vodytsia settled with relatives in other districts of Kyiv.

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