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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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Another training on first aid in case of injuries will be held in Kyiv think tank Experts Club

On Saturday, March 2, Kyiv will host a training seminar “First Aid for Injuries and Traumas” specially designed for journalists and bloggers. The event is organized by the Experts Club Kyiv Analytical Center with the support of its medical partner, ADONIS Medical Center Group, and its general partner, Pryirpinia Community Foundation.

The training aims to teach participants the basics of first aid in case of injuries and traumas, which is an important knowledge for everyone in times of war.
The seminar will be conducted by an anesthesiologist and co-author of 12 scientific publications, Mariana Bolyuk, who is a representative of the ADONIS Medical Center Group.

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Experts Club spoke about the peculiarities of the first medical aid for civilians – video

In another video on the YouTube channel of the Kiev analytical center “Club of Experts”, the anesthesiologist of the medical group Adonis, Mariana Bolyuk, spoke about the main types of medical assistance in Ukraine, and also analyzed the specifics of the first pre-medical aid, including the algorithms of basic life support.

“Medical assistance in Ukraine at the moment, according to current legislation, is divided into emergency, primary, secondary (specialized), tertiary (highly specialized), palliative, medical rehabilitation,” Mariana Bolyuk pointed out.

The doctor emphasized that first aid is the implementation of basic medical measures to save lives, reduce human suffering in an emergency, and prevent possible complications.

“We, medical professionals, provide this assistance professionally, but it is important to remember that the ambulance may not always arrive on time at the scene. Therefore, knowing how to provide first aid to the victim before the arrival of the rescue services may be crucial to save his life,” Bolyuk emphasized.

She also spoke about the algorithm of basic actions that should be adhered to when providing first aid:

  • First of all, inspect the scene and make sure that providing assistance will not threaten your safety, the safety of the victim, and others present;
  • Evaluate the condition of the victim, in particular his consciousness, breathing, pulse; If necessary, call an ambulance crew, as well as other emergency services, such as the police, emergency rescue service, gas service, etc;
  • Determine the presence of critical bleeding and, if they are present, immediately stop them; Ensure clear breathing paths for the victim;
  • If the victim does not show signs of life and does not have critical bleeding (or you have already successfully stopped it), start cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • Move the victim to a stable position (on the side, facing you, hand under the head, knee bent) if you do not suspect spinal and pelvic bone injuries and cardiopulmonary resuscitation has been successful;
  • Stay with the victim and monitor his vital signs until the arrival of emergency services.

In turn, the founder of the Club of Experts, Maxim Urakin, emphasized that according to the UN, the total number of dead and injured as a result of war among the civilian population has already reached 25,671 people, of which 9,287 people died.

“It should be noted that the real number of victims may be significantly higher, as many cases of death or injury have not yet been confirmed, and information from some areas where hostilities continue comes with a delay,” Maxim Urakin stressed.

In the expert’s opinion, journalists and media workers are among the main risk groups, as their professional activity is associated with the possibility of getting into an emergency.

“For this reason, in June, the ‘Club of Experts’ introduced an initiative to train media representatives in the basics of providing primary medical aid. And the first seminar-practical training has already taken place,” Urakin concluded.

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In Kiev will be held training workshop “First pre-medical aid in injuries and trauma for journalists”

On Thursday, June 8, Kyiv will host a workshop entitled “First Aid in Case of Injuries and Traumas”. It is intended for media representatives who will be able to master the basic skills of first aid in case of injuries and traumas.

The keynote speaker at the seminar will be Mariana Bolyuk, an anesthesiologist and representative of the Adonis Medical Center Group. She is a co-author of 12 scientific publications and has extensive experience in the field of medicine.

The organizers of the seminar attach great importance to this event and provide an opportunity for journalists to gain the necessary knowledge to provide first aid. Participation in the training will allow journalists to respond more effectively to emergencies and act professionally in case of injuries and traumas.

According to Maksym Urakin, co-organizer of the training, media workers are more often involved in emergencies, so the organizers are trying to hold such events on a regular basis to save lives.

“In total, 61 media representatives have been killed during the conflict. In addition, according to media reports, about 500 journalists have been injured or traumatized to varying degrees since the beginning of the war. With the help of our trainings, we are trying to save lives and health of citizens,” said Maksym Urakin.

The seminar was organized by the Kyiv-based think tank Club of Experts; Adonis, medical partner; Help For Ukraine Charitable Foundation; Pryirpin Community Foundation, general partner; Interfax-Ukraine and Open4Business, general media partners.

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