Validation and consistency in the application of a trauma team activation system at a level 1 trauma centre
Clarke, Christopher (2012) Validation and consistency in the application of a trauma team activation system at a level 1 trauma centre. In Trauma 2012, 26-28 October 2012, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, WA. (Unpublished)
- The RAH was activated over 2500 trauma calls in
This figure is over twice the number of calls put out by similar services.
Many trauma calls (in particular L2 trauma calls) from the existing system do not warrant activation of the trauma team
Sometimes trauma calls are activated for nontrauma reasons (eg rapid access to radiology, departmental pressures etc)
The excess of trauma calls has several deleterious effects particularly on time management for the trauma service staff: ward rounds/tertiary survey rounds, education, quality improvement, research
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Presentation)|
|Keywords:||Trauma, Triage, Emergency Nursing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Emergency Medicine (110305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Nursing|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 the author|
|Deposited On:||21 Jul 2013 23:15|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2013 23:15|
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