Question and Methods: The aim of this QI project was to reduce unnecessary CT abdomen on pediatric trauma activations who were identified as being low risk of IAI.
Findings: significant reduction in overall imaging rates, reflecting reduction in low risk patients, from 51.0% to 29.7%. The absolute reduction for this outcome is 21.3
Limitations: Did not specify exact stakeholders (such as which allied health professionals, families etc)
Interpretation: Pediatric trauma is rare at TOH and we are less familiar with relevant CDR. We would urgently consult pediatric TTL or defer to CT.
JC Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Perry
Dr. Sheena Nandalal is a FRCPC Emergency Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa, and previously was a pediatric RN !
Dr. Rosenberg is an emergency physician at the Ottawa Hospital, associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and Director of the Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination Program.
Dr. Perry is an Emergency Physician and full Professor in the department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. He has a special research interest in subarachnoid hemorrhage, TIA and stroke.