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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031173/an-unusual-case-of-transpelvic-impalement-injury-a-case-report
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Mushrek Alani, Saeed Mahmood, Ayman El-Menyar, Sajid Atique, Hassan Al-Thani, Ruben Peralta
INTRODUCTION: Impalement injury is a rare type of mechanical injury following forceful insertion of projecting object into the body. Careful planning for removal of the impaling object is essential to decrease the blood loss and preserve the function of the injured organ. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 27 year-old male fell from 4m height over a U shaped projecting up metallic bar. The bar penetrated the left side of the pelvis and traversed through the left iliac bone causing a comminuted fracture in the supra-acetabular region extending to the left psoas muscle, injuring the viscera and causing fracture of the right femur...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023379/effect-of-early-pelvic-binder-use-in-the-emergency-management-of-suspected-pelvic-trauma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sheng-Der Hsu, Cheng-Jueng Chen, Yu-Ching Chou, Sheng-Hao Wang, De-Chuan Chan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the effect of early pelvic binder use in the emergency management of suspected pelvic trauma, compared with the conventional stepwise approach. METHODS: We enrolled trauma patients with initial stabilization using a pelvic binder when suspecting pelvic injury. The inclusion criteria were traumatic injury requiring a trauma team and at least one of the following: a loss of consciousness or a Glasgow coma score (GCS) of <13; systolic blood pressure of <90 mmHg; falling from ≥6 m; injury to multiple vital organs; and suspected pelvic injury...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017731/impact-of-geriatric-consultations-on-clinical-outcomes-of-elderly-trauma-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
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James P Dugan, Keith M Burns, Mustafa Baldawi, David G Heidt
INTRODUCTION: The elderly account for a large proportion of morbidity and mortality secondary to trauma, despite lower-energy mechanisms of injury and fewer trauma admissions. The benefit of geriatric trauma consultation services (GTCS) to this population remains unclear. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of a GTCS, which was established in January 2015. Patients over 60 admitted to the trauma service from January of 2014 to February 2016 were eligible...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985089/examining-participant-perceptions-of-an-interprofessional-simulation-based-trauma-team-training-for-medical-and-nursing-students
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Rune Bruhn Jakobsen, Sarah Frandsen Gran, Bergsvein Grimsmo, Kari Arntzen, Erik Fosse, Jan C Frich, Per Hjortdahl
High quality care relies on interprofessional teamwork. We developed a short simulation-based course for final year medical, nursing and nursing anaesthesia students, using scenarios from emergency medicine. The aim of this paper is to describe the adaptation of an interprofessional simulation course in an undergraduate setting and to report participants' experiences with the course and students' learning outcomes. We evaluated the course collecting responses from students through questionnaires with both closed-ended and open-ended questions, supplemented by the facilitators' assessment of students' performance...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956414/interprofessional-collaboration-in-the-management-of-a-polytrauma-at-the-emergency-department-a-literature-review
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Alexandra Lapierre, Jérôme Gauvin-Lepage, Hélène Lefebvre
INTRODUCTION: interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in the context of trauma remains a challenge for health care professionals who must react quickly and prioritize interventions according to trauma practice standards. METHODS: a review of the literature was conducted by exploring the CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science and Pubmed databases in relation to trauma and IPC in order to report on IPC knowledge in the context of traumatology. RESULTS: a significant number of articles related to traumatology (n = 14), to IPC (n = 38) and then related to these two themes (n = 15) were identified and analyzed...
August 17, 2017: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944640/-unknown-title
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Introduction : interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in the context of trauma remains a challenge for health care professionals who must react quickly and prioritize interventions according to trauma practice standards. Methods : a review of the literature was conducted by exploring the CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science and Pubmed databases in relation to trauma and IPC in order to report on IPC knowledge in the context of traumatology. Results : a significant number of articles related to traumatology (n = 14), to IPC (n = 38) and then related to these two themes (n = 15) were identified and analyzed...
August 17, 2017: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921731/inter-observer-agreement-in-pediatric-cervical-spine-injury-assessment-between-prehospital-and-emergency-department-providers
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Lorin R Browne, Hamilton Schwartz, Fahd A Ahmad, Michael Wallendorf, Nathan Kuppermann, E Brooke Lerner, Julie C Leonard
BACKGROUND: Investigators have derived cervical spine injury (CSI) decision support tools from physician observations. There is a need to demonstrate that prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers can use these tools to appropriately determine the need for spinal motion restrictions and make field disposition decisions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the inter-observer agreement between EMS and emergency department (ED) providers for CSI risk assessment variables and overall gestalt for CSI in children after blunt trauma...
September 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894892/using-emergency-trauma-team-activations-to-measure-trauma-activity-and-injury-severity-10%C3%A2-years-of-experience-using-an-australian-major-trauma-centre-registry
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M M Dinh, S Roncal, K Curtis, R Ivers
OBJECTIVES: To describe the outcomes of Emergency Department trauma team activations over a 10-year period with respect to injury severity and hospital length of stay. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using trauma registry data at a single Major Trauma Centre in Australia. All trauma team activations and arrivals on pre-hospital major trauma (T1) protocol recorded in the trauma registry between June 2006 and July 2016 were included. The outcome of interest was major trauma, defined as an Injury Severity Score (ISS) >12 or length of stay >3 days or requiring urgent operative intervention or admission to the Intensive Care Unit following trauma...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876606/trauma-laparoscopy-when-to-start-and-when-to-convert
#9
O Matsevych, M Koto, M Balabyeki, C Aldous
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopy for stable patients with abdominal trauma is increasing and its accuracy is nearly 100%. However, indications for laparoscopy and for conversion differ among centres. The aim of this study was to investigate indications for trauma laparoscopy and for conversion to laparotomy. METHOD: All trauma patients managed with laparoscopy over a four year period were retrospectively analysed. Indications for laparoscopy, morbidity, and reasons for conversion were investigated and predictors of morbidity and conversion were sought...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870273/factors-associated-with-delay-in-trauma-team-activation-and-impact-on-patient-outcomes
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Rory Connolly, Michael Y Woo, Jacinthe Lampron, Jeffrey J Perry
OBJECTIVE: Trauma code activation is initiated by emergency physicians using physiological and anatomical criteria, mechanism of injury, and patient demographic factors. Our objective was to identify factors associated with delayed trauma team activation. METHODS: We assessed consecutive cases from a regional trauma database from January 2008 to March 2014. We defined a delay in trauma code activation as a time greater than 30 minutes from the time of arrival. We conducted univariate analysis for factors potentially influencing trauma team activation, and we subsequently used multiple logistic regression analysis models for delayed activation in relation to mortality, length of stay, and time to operative management...
September 5, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855779/trauma-team-activation-not-just-for-trauma-patients
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Phoenix Vuong, Jason Sample, Mary Ellen Zimmermann, Pierre Saldinger
Specialized trauma teams have been shown to improve outcomes in critically injured patients. At our institution, an the American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma level I Trauma center, the trauma team activation (TTA) criteria includes both physiologic and anatomic criteria, but any attending physician can activate the trauma team at their discretion outside criteria. As a result, the trauma team has been activated for noninjured patients meeting physiologic criteria secondary to nontraumatic hemorrhage...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846577/rotational-thromboelastometry-significantly-optimizes-transfusion-practices-for-damage-control-resuscitation-in-combat-casualties
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Nicolas J Prat, Andrew D Meyer, Nichole K Ingalls, Julie Trichereau, Joseph J DuBose, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of combat casualties with a truncal injury die of massive hemorrhage before reaching a surgeon. This hemorrhage can be prevented with damage control resuscitation (DCR) methods, which are focused on replacing shed whole blood by empirically transfusing blood components in a 1:1:1:1 ratio of platelets:fresh frozen plasma:erythrocytes:cryoprecipitate (PLT:FFP:RBC:CRYO). Measurement of hemostatic function with rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) may allow optimization of the type and quantity of blood products transfused...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807193/does-increased-prehospital-time-lead-to-a-trial-of-life-effect-for-patients-with-blunt-trauma
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Thomas W Clements, Kelly Vogt, S Morad Hameed, Neil Parry, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Sean C Grondin, Elijah Dixon, Jessica McKee, Chad G Ball
BACKGROUND: Variance in prehospital time among severely injured blunt trauma patients is dependent upon numerous factors. Effects on subsequent mortality and trauma team activation (TTA) rates are also unclear. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between prehospital time and mortality at level I trauma referral centers amongst critically blunt injured patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multiinstitutional study from three geographically distinct level I trauma centers analyzed all severely blunt injured patients (Injury Severity Score [ISS] ≥12)...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799045/trauma-laparoscopy-when-to-start-and-when-to-convert
#14
Oleh Matsevych, Modise Koto, Moses Balabyeki, Colleen Aldous
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopy for stable patients with abdominal trauma is increasing and its accuracy is nearly 100%. However, indications for laparoscopy and for conversion differ among centers. The aim of this study was to investigate indications for trauma laparoscopy and for conversion to laparotomy. METHODS: All trauma patients managed with laparoscopy over a 4-year period were retrospectively analyzed. Indications for laparoscopy, morbidity, and reasons for conversion were investigated and predictors of morbidity and conversion were sought...
August 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782875/comparison-of-trauma-care-systems-in-asian-countries-a-systematic-literature-review
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Se Jin Choi, Moon Young Oh, Na Rae Kim, Yoo Joong Jung, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to compare the trauma care systems in Asian countries. METHODS: Asian countries were categorised into three groups; 'lower middle-income country', 'upper middle-income country' and 'high-income country'. The Medline/PubMed database was searched for articles published from January 2005 to December 2014 using relevant key words. Articles were excluded if they examined a specific injury mechanism, referred to a specific age group, and/or did not have full text available...
August 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780315/closed-loop-communication-improves-task-completion-in-pediatric-trauma-resuscitation
#16
Ibrahim Abd El-Shafy, Jennifer Delgado, Meredith Akerman, Francesca Bullaro, Nathan A M Christopherson, Jose M Prince
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma care requires effective and clear communication in a time-sensitive manner amongst a variety of disciplines. Programs such as Crew Resource Management in aviation have been developed to systematically prevent errors. Similarly, teamSTEPPS has been promoted in healthcare with a strong focus on communication. We aim to evaluate the ability of closed-loop communication to improve time-to-task completion in pediatric trauma activations. METHODS: All pediatric trauma activations from January to September, 2016 at an American College of Surgeons verified level I pediatric trauma center were video recorded and included in the study...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756147/defining-and-measuring-decision-making-for-the-management-of-trauma-patients
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Amin Madani, Amanda Gips, Tarek Razek, Dan L Deckelbaum, David S Mulder, Jeremy R Grushka
BACKGROUND: Effective management of trauma patients is heavily dependent on sound judgment and decision-making. Yet, current methods for training and assessing these advanced cognitive skills are subjective, lack standardization, and are prone to error. This qualitative study aims to define and characterize the cognitive and interpersonal competencies required to optimally manage injured patients. METHODS: Cognitive and hierarchical task analyses for managing unstable trauma patients were performed using qualitative methods to map the thoughts, behaviors, and practices that characterize expert performance...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738812/effectiveness-of-trauma-team-on-medical-resource-utilization-and-quality-of-care-for-patients-with-major-trauma
#18
Chih-Jung Wang, Shu-Ting Yen, Shih-Fang Huang, Su-Chen Hsu, Jeremy C Ying, Yan-Shen Shan
BACKGROUND: Trauma is one of the leading causes of death in Taiwan, and its medical expenditure escalated drastically. This study aimed to explore the effectiveness of trauma team, which was established in September 2010, on medical resource utilization and quality of care among major trauma patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective study, using trauma registry data bank and inpatient medical service charge databases. Study subjects were major trauma patients admitted to a medical center in Tainan during 2009 and 2013, and was divided into case group (from January, 2011 to August, 2013) and comparison group (from January, 2009 to August, 2010)...
July 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716784/protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study-to-improve-prehospital-notification-of-injured-patients-presenting-to-trauma-centres-in-india
#19
Biswadev Mitra, Joseph Mathew, Amit Gupta, Peter Cameron, Gerard O'Reilly, Kapil Dev Soni, Gaurav Kaushik, Teresa Howard, Madonna Fahey, Michael Stephenson, Vineet Kumar, Sharad Vyas, Satish Dharap, Pankaj Patel, Advait Thakor, Naveen Sharma, Tony Walker, Mahesh Chandra Misra, Russell Gruen, Mark Fitzgerald
INTRODUCTION: Prehospital notification of injured patients enables prompt and timely care in hospital through adequate preparation of trauma teams, space, equipment and consumables necessary for resuscitation, and may improve outcomes. In India, anecdotal reports suggest that prehospital notification, in those few places where it occurs, is unstructured and not linked to a well-defined hospital response. The aim of this manuscript is to describe, in detail, a study protocol for the evaluation of a formalised approach to prehospital notification...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715359/attempting-to-validate-the-over-under-triage-matrix-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
#20
James W Davis, Rachel C Dirks, Lawrence P Sue, Krista L Kaups
BACKGROUND: The Optimal Resources Document (ORD) mandates trauma activation based on injury mechanism, physiologic and anatomic criteria and recommends using the over/undertriage matrix (Matrix) to evaluate the appropriateness of trauma team activation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Matrix method by comparing patients appropriately triaged with those undertriaged. We hypothesized that these two groups are different and Matrix does not discriminate the needs or outcomes of these different groups of patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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