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Guideline for acute management of mild to moderate head injuries in children

Clinical guidance

This guideline provides Australia’s first evidence-based clinical guidance for the care of children with mild to moderate head injuries presenting to acute care settings. The development of the guideline was led by PREDICT (Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative), which included a wide range of clinicians. It aligns with the Concussion in Sport Australia Position Statement, which is an approved RACGP Accepted Clinical Resource.

The guideline scope includes advice on pre-hospital triage decisions and expectations for follow-up. It will be useful for GPs, particularly those working in emergency departments in rural and remote settings.

This guideline is endorsed by the RACGP.