Head Injury Guideline released

The PREDICT Australian and New Zealand Guideline for Mild to Moderate Head Injuries in Children was officially launched on 3rd February 2021. The electronic version of the guidelines is now on the PREDICT website under the guidelines tab and a summary of the guideline recommendations and methods used will also be published in the journal Emergency Medicine Australasia.

The guidelines, are the product of a collaboration between emergency medicine physicians, GPs, neurosurgeons, radiologists, paramedics and nurses in Australia and New Zealand, and are the first nationally consistent protocols for treating children with head injuries.  

As some of you may know we had quite a bit of media here in Australia including multiple TV, radio and print.  Selected links below:

Don’t Forget the Bubbles

GP News – the official RACGP news

The Age

The JJ Report (US)

MCRI Bulletin

Congratulations to the large team who have been involved in this comprehensive piece of work.  With special thanks to Dr Emma Tavender, Knowledge Translation Co-ordinator for PREDICT, who was the driver of the process from conception to completion.