Pediatric Trauma Score

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10.07 PEDIATRIC TRAUMA SCORE

Components +2 +1 -1 Score
Weight > 20 kg (44 lbs.) 10-20 kg (22-44 lbs.) < 10 kg (22 lbs.)
Airway Patent¹ Maintainable² Unmaintainable³
Systolic B/P > 90 mm Hg 50-90 mm Hg < 50 mm Hg
Pulses Radial Carotid Nonpalpable
CNS Awake + LOC¤ Unresponsive
Fractures None Closed or suspected Multiple closed or open
Wounds None Minor* Major, penetrating or burnsª
Total Score -6 to 12, decreases with
severity of condition

9-12 - Minor trauma

6-8 - Potentially life threatening

0-5 - Life threatening

< 0 - Usually fatal


¹ No assistance required.

² Protected by patient, but requires continuous monitoring for changes, may require positioning.

³ Requires airway adjuncts NPA, OPA and ET or suctioning.

¤ Responds to voice, pain, or temporary loss of consciousness noted.

* Abrasions, minor lacerations, burns < 10% and not involving hands, face, feet, or genitalia.

ª Penetrating, major avulsions, lacerations, burns > 10% or involving hands, face, feet of genitalia.