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eMediNexus, 10-01-2019
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An 8-month-old is admitted to the pediatric unit following a fall from his high chair. The child is awake, alert, and crying. The nurse should know that a brain injury is more severe in children because of:
  •    Increased myelination
  •    Intracranial hypotension
  •    Cerebral hyperemia
  •    A slightly thicker cranium