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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626247/commentary-on-a-consensus-based-criterion-standard-for-the-requirement-of-a-trauma-team-low-resource-setting-considerations
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Barclay T Stewart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622470/clinician-tasking-in-ambulance-control-improves-the-identification-of-major-trauma-patients-and-pre-hospital-critical-care-team-tasking
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Neil Sinclair, Paul A Swinton, Michael Donald, Lisa Curatolo, Peter Lindle, Steph Jones, Alasdair R Corfield
INTRODUCTION: Trauma remains the fourth leading cause of death in western countries and is the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life. NICE guidance in 2016 advocated the attendance of pre-hospital critical care trauma team (PHCCT) in the pre-hospital stage of the care of patients with major trauma. Previous publications support dispatch by clinicians who are also actively involved in the delivery of the PHCCT service; however there is a lack of objective outcome measures across the current reviewed evidence base...
March 30, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587862/trauma-facilities-in-denmark-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-benchmark-study-of-facilities-and-trauma-care-organisation
#3
Jesper Weile, Klaus Nielsen, Stine C Primdahl, Christian A Frederiksen, Christian B Laursen, Erik Sloth, Ole Mølgaard, Lars Knudsen, Hans Kirkegaard
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a leading cause of death among adults aged < 44 years, and optimal care is a challenge. Evidence supports the centralization of trauma facilities and the use multidisciplinary trauma teams. Because knowledge is sparse on the existing distribution of trauma facilities and the organisation of trauma care in Denmark, the aim of this study was to identify all Danish facilities that care for traumatized patients and to investigate the diversity in organization of trauma management...
March 27, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580349/efast-for-pneumothorax-real-life-application-in-an-urban-level-1-center-by-trauma-team-members
#4
Steven Maximus, Cesar Figueroa, Matthew Whealon, Jacqueline Pham, Eric Kuncir, Cristobal Barrios
The focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination has become the standard of care for rapid evaluation of trauma patients. Extended FAST (eFAST) is the use of ultrasonography for the detection of pneumothorax (PTX). The exact sensitivity and specificity of eFAST detecting traumatic PTX during practical "real-life" application is yet to be investigated. This is a retrospective review of all trauma patients with a diagnosis of PTX, who were treated at a large level 1 urban trauma center from March 2013 through July 2014...
February 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569001/the-alcohol-intoxicated-trauma-patient-impact-on-imaging-and-radiation-exposure
#5
Christian David Weber, Jana Kristina Schmitz, Christina Garving, Klemens Horst, Hans-Christoph Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Philipp Kobbe
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of alcohol intoxication in trauma patients in regard to its impact on application of computed tomography (CT) and associated radiation exposure. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study from a continuous patient cohort. INCLUSION CRITERIA: admission to the emergency room of an urban Level 1 trauma center with trauma team activation during a 12-month period (Jan 1st-Dec 31st 2012)...
March 22, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538237/proximal-penetrating-extremity-injuries-an-opportunity-to-decrease-overtriage
#6
Grace E Martin, Heng He, Amy T Makley, Timothy A Pritts, Joel B Elterman, Jay A Johannigman, Michael D Goodman
BACKGROUND: Penetrating injuries to the extremity proximal to the elbow or knee are anatomic criteria for full trauma team activation by the American College of Surgeon's Committee on Trauma standards. This criterion lacks objective evidence-based support. Overtriage of trauma team activation may result in excessive costs and resource burden at trauma centers. We hypothesized that full trauma team activation for penetrating injuries to the proximal extremities by anatomic criteria alone may lead to significant overtriage...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536940/simulation-and-the-diagnostic-process-a-pilot-study-of-trauma-and-rapid-response-teams
#7
Lindsay L Juriga, David J Murray, John R Boulet, James J Fehr
BACKGROUND: Simulation is frequently used to recreate many of the crises encountered in patient care settings. Teams learn to manage these crises in an environment that maximizes their learning experiences and eliminates the potential for patient harm. By designing simulation scenarios that include conditions associated with diagnostic errors, teams can experience how their decisions can lead to errors. The purpose of this study was to assess how trauma teams (TrT) and pediatric rapid response teams (RRT) managed scenarios that included a diagnostic error...
November 27, 2017: Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521783/a-multicenter-performance-improvement-program-uses-rural-trauma-filters-for-benchmarking-an-evaluation-of-the-findings
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Ray Coniglio, Constance McGraw, Mike Archuleta, Heather Bentler, Leigh Keiter, Julie Ramstetter, Elizabeth Reis, Cristi Romans, Rachael Schell, Kelli Ross, Rachel Smith, Jodi Townsend, Alessandro Orlando, Charles W Mains
Colorado requires Level III and IV trauma centers to conduct a formal performance improvement program (PI), but provides limited support for program development. Trauma program managers and coordinators in rural facilities rarely have experience in the development or management of a PI program. As a result, rural trauma centers often face challenges in evaluating trauma outcomes adequately. Through a multidisciplinary outreach program, our Trauma System worked with a group of rural trauma centers to identify and define seven specific PI filters based on key program elements of rural trauma centers...
March 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521777/heads-up-describing-and-implementing-a-time-saving-head-strike-protocol-at-a-level-ii-trauma-center
#9
Sharon Wacht, Kristin Salottolo, Amy Atnip, Michelle Hooks, Mary Bailie, Matthew Carrick
Head strikes can be fatal for patients taking blood thinners (anticoagulants or antiplatelets). Our trauma center instituted the "head strike protocol" to provide uniform and expedited care for adult trauma patients taking preinjury anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications with suspected head injury. The purpose of this article is to describe the development and implementation of the head strike protocol and compare time metrics and outcomes before and after implementing the protocol. Per the head strike protocol, patients with suspected traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH) were screened for anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications by emergency medical service personnel/at first contact, activated as a Level II trauma and received a computed tomographic scan of the head within 30 min of arrival, and started reversal of blood products within 30 min of tICH confirmation...
March 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468262/a-consensus-based-criterion-standard-for-the-requirement-of-a-trauma-team
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Christian Waydhas, Markus Baake, Lars Becker, Boris Buck, Helena Düsing, Björn Heindl, Kai Oliver Jensen, Rolf Lefering, Carsten Mand, T Paffrath, Uwe Schweigkofler, Kai Sprengel, Heiko Trentzsch, Bernd Wohlrath, Dan Bieler
BACKGROUND: Trauma team activation (TTA) represents a considerable expenditure of trauma centre resources. It is mainly triggered by field triage criteria. The overall quality of the criteria may be evaluated based on the rate of over- and undertriage. However, there is no gold standard that defines which adult patients truly require a trauma team. The objective of this study was to develop consensus-based criteria defining the necessity for a trauma team. METHODS: A consensus group was formed by trauma specialists experienced in emergency and trauma care with a specific interest in field triage and having previously participated in guideline development...
February 21, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438134/better-compliance-with-triage-criteria-in-trauma-would-reduced-costs-with-maintained-patient-safety
#11
Fredrik Linder, Lina Holmberg, Hampus Eklöf, Martin Björck, Claes Juhlin, Kevin Mani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trauma triage criteria in terms of compliance, undertriage, and overtriage and identify risk factors for mistriage. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, all consecutive trauma patients at a University Hospital in Sweden in 2012 were included. Patients were stratified into three groups on the basis of trauma team activation (full trauma team, limited trauma team, and no trauma team). Case records were reviewed for mechanism of injury, vital signs, and injuries...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401336/cavh-in-the-combat-environment-a-case-report-and-lessons-learned-in-southern-afghanistan
#12
Jacob Glaser, Joseph Zeman, Stephen Noble, Nathanial Fernandez
Background: Acute kidney injury is a common complication of both civilian and military trauma. The lack of dedicated resources restrict dialysis in the forward setting. We report a case of a combat polytrauma and renal failure, using continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration to clear uremia and remove volume, allowing for ventilator liberation and safe disposition. Materials and Methods: The patient presented with traumatic lower extremity injuries and abdominal wounds and developed acute post-traumatic renal failure...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395240/using-epistemic-network-analysis-to-identify-targets-for-educational-interventions-in-trauma-team-communication
#13
Sarah Sullivan, Charles Warner-Hillard, Brendan Eagan, Ryan J Thompson, A R Ruis, Krista Haines, Carla M Pugh, David Williamson Shaffer, Hee Soo Jung
BACKGROUND: Epistemic Network Analysis (ENA) is a technique for modeling and comparing the structure of connections between elements in coded data. We hypothesized that connections among team discourse elements as modeled by ENA would predict the quality of team performance in trauma simulation. METHODS: The Modified Non-technical Skills Scale for Trauma (T-NOTECHS) was used to score a simulation-based trauma team resuscitation. Sixteen teams of 5 trainees participated...
February 8, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375943/penetrating-obturator-artery-injury-after-gunshot-wounds-a-successful-multidisciplinary-trauma-team-approach-to-a-potentially-lethal-injury
#14
Tareq I Maraqa, Ji-Sun J Shin, Ismael Diallo, Gul R Sachwani-Daswani, Leo C Mercer
Obturator artery injury (OAI) from pelvic gunshot wounds (GSW) is a rarely reported condition. Hemorrhages from pelvic trauma (PT) are mostly venous. Arterial hemorrhages represent about 10-20% of PTs. When arterial hemorrhages from PT occur, they are a severe and deadly complication often causing significant hemodynamic instability and eventual shock. A 23-year-old male presented to our emergency service via a private vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds to both thighs and to the lower back, resulted in rectal and obturator artery (OA) injuries...
November 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360717/noncompliance-with-american-college-of-surgeons-committee-on-trauma-recommended-criteria-for-full-trauma-team-activation-is-associated-with-undertriage-deaths
#15
Christopher J Tignanelli, Wayne E Vander Kolk, Judy N Mikhail, Matthew J Delano, Mark R Hemmila
BACKGROUND: The appropriate triage of acutely injured patients within a trauma system is associated with improved rates of mortality and optimal resource utilization. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) put forward six minimum criteria (ACS-6) for full trauma team activation (TTA). We hypothesized that ACS-COT-verified trauma center compliance with these criteria is associated with low undertriage rates and improved overall mortality. METHODS: Data from a state-wide collaborative quality initiative was used...
February 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338852/simulation-based-multidisciplinary-team-training-decreases-time-to-critical-operations-for-trauma-patients
#16
Margaret Murphy, Kate Curtis, Mary K Lam, Cameron S Palmer, Jeremy Hsu, Andrea McCloughen
BACKGROUND: Simulation has been promoted as a platform for training trauma teams. However, it is not clear if this training has an impact on health service delivery and patient outcomes. This study evaluates the association between implementation of a simulation based multidisciplinary trauma team training program at a metropolitan trauma centre and subsequent patient outcomes. METHOD: This was a retrospective review of trauma registry data collected at an 850-bed Level 1 Adult Trauma Centre in Sydney, Australia...
January 8, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324632/chair-lift-falls-and-injuries-in-children
#17
Eric W Glissmeyer, Ryan R Metzger, Robert Bolte
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare demographic injury and treatment characteristics of hospitalized pediatric cases of falls from chair lifts to cases of other ski and snowboarding injuries and identify potential interventions for preventing falls from chair lifts. METHODS: Retrospective query of the trauma registry of Utah's only pediatric trauma center for children younger than 18 years requiring hospitalization for a ski or snowboarding injury from November 2004 to February 2014...
February 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318578/trauma-team-activation-common-rules-common-gain
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T Dehli, O Uleberg, T Wisborg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238847/which-pre-hospital-triage-parameters-indicate-a-need-for-immediate-evaluation-and-treatment-of-severely-injured-patients-in-the-resuscitation-area
#19
K O Jensen, R Heyard, D Schmitt, L Mica, C Ossendorf, H P Simmen, G A Wanner, C M L Werner, L Held, K Sprengel
PURPOSE: To find ways to reduce the rate of over-triage without drastically increasing the rate of under-triage, we applied a current guideline and identified relevant pre-hospital triage predictors that indicate the need for immediate evaluation and treatment of severely injured patients in the resuscitation area. METHODS: Data for adult trauma patients admitted to our level-1 trauma centre in a one year period were collected. Outpatients were excluded. Correct triage for trauma team activation was identified for patients with an ISS or NISS ≥ 16 or the need for ICU treatment due to trauma sequelae...
December 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234819/-optimized-resource-mobilization-and-quality-of-treatment-of-severely-injured-patients-through-a-structured-trauma-room-alarm-system
#20
C Spering, M Roessler, T Kurlemann, K Dresing, K M Stürmer, W Lehmann, S Sehmisch
BACKGROUND: The treatment of severely injured patients in the trauma resuscitation unit (TRU) requires an interdisciplinary and highly professional trauma team approach. The complete team needs to be waiting for the patient in the TRU on arrival. Treating severely injured patients in the TRU, the trauma team connects the initial preclinical emergency stabilization with the subsequent sophisticated treatment. Thus, the trauma team depends on concise information from the emergency personnel at the scene to provide its leader with further information as well as an accurate alarm including all departments necessary to stabilize the patient in the TRU...
December 12, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
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