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Does the pediatric intensivist treat children with spinal injuries?

Alvin Jeffery
Pediatric Nursing

Yes, a pediatric intensivist can treat children with spinal injuries. This will be done in collaboration with a nuerosurgeon. The intensivist is responsible for managing problems that result from the spinal injury, such as low blood pressure or difficulty breathing. Children with spinal injuries, especially those with severe spinal cord injury, can have frequent changes in their condition. Intensivists specialize in being able to act quickly during these critical times.

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