Evaluation of Trauma Team Activation Criteria
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.
|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|
- 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
- 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 ]
|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)|
|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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01771861
|University Hospital North Norway|
|Tromsø, Norway, 9036|