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Trauma facts for kids

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Trauma is the name doctors have for a physical injury caused by something outside the body. Depending on what was injured there are different kinds of traumas.

  • Blunt trauma, trauma that comes from being hit by a blunt object
  • Blast injury, physical trauma caused by an explosion
  • Psychological trauma, results if someone witnesses something that he or she is unable to cope with on his or her own.
  • Trauma center, a hospital that provides emergency medical services to trauma victims

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