An online survey on care for children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in low and middle-income countries

With the recent publication of the "Management of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: 2019 Consensus and Guidelines-Based Algorithm for First and Second Tier Therapies", the British Columbia Children's Hospital is carrying out a survey as a response to the suggested treatments requiring significant resources.

The aim of the survey is to learn what the current care for children with TBI is in less well-resourced settings, exploring the current practice of severe2 paediatric TBI management in resource-limited settings and the ability to implement them, both in intensive care and ward management of these patients.  

It is recognised that TBI causes a huge burden of disease particularly in low-income settings, and that more information is required to document current practice and for potential future resource-limited specific guidelines.

The countries of interest are classified as low income, low-middle income or upper-middle income by the World Bank1 for the 2019 fiscal year. 

The research has received IRB exemption from Nationwide Children's hospital, Ohio.

Please be kind enough to share this survey to any other health professionals who may look after paediatric TBI patients in a resource-limited setting.  Any healthcare professional that works in a hospital setting that receives children with traumatic brain injury can complete the survey. This could be a paediatrician, emergency physician, anaesthetist, (neuro) surgeon, nurse or intensivist.



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  2. Severe TBI is defined as Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤ 8 on presentation

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