Head Injuries in Infants and Children CA5041 id 7883 v2.1
The Trust has adopted the NICE guidance on Head Injury CG56 . However in children some recommendations by NICE in relation to assessment of a child with head injury may be difficult to follow for practical reasons. Please read ‘Further Considerations’ section before referring to NICE. These considerations should be used in conjunction with the NICE guideline.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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