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Evaluation of Trauma Team Activation Criteria

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital of North Norway Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2013
Last updated: June 1, 2015
Last verified: June 2015

The aim of the study is to establish the predictive properties of our trauma team activation protocol, and its individual criteria, and if possible to suggest changes that reduce over- and undertriage.

The study will also give an overview of the frequency and type of emergency procedures at a university hospital trauma center, which can contribute to optimal resource use and indicate which type of surgical skills are necessary in our trauma emergency procedures.

Condition Intervention
Other: Trauma team activation

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 1 Month
Official Title: Evaluation of a University Hospital Trauma Team Activation Protocol: a Prospective Cohort Study

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital of North Norway:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Trauma team activation criteria [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The specific criterium or criteria that was fulfilled and was used to activate the trauma team

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Emergency procedure [ Time Frame: 2 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    All prespecified emergency procedures to stabilize airways, breathing and circulation will be registered.

  • Mortality [ Time Frame: up to 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Seriously injured or potentially seriously injured patients Other: Trauma team activation
When admitting a potentially seriously injured patient, a trauma team is activated when prehospital information fulfills one or more prespecified criteria. The trauma team consist of a group of medical personnel including a surgeon, anesthesiologist and radiologist.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Severly injured and potentially severly injured patients admitted at the University Hospital North Norway

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients admitted with the trauma team
  • all patients admitted with Injury Severity Score >15

Exclusion Criteria:

  • secondary admittance(transfers)>24 post injury
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01771861

University Hospital North Norway
Tromsø, Norway, 9036
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital of North Norway
  More Information

Responsible Party: University Hospital of North Norway Identifier: NCT01771861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/1912 (REK) 
Study First Received: January 16, 2013
Last Updated: June 1, 2015
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

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Wounds and Injuries processed this record on October 26, 2016