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Trauma call criteria

julie miller jamiller444 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 11 11:40:09 BST 2008

we have a two-tiered system that works well for us.
trauma alert: ed and surgery senior registrars respond for gcs 9-13 (among other criteria)
trauma call: full response, including above plus consultant surgeon, consultant ed physician, anaesthetics, (but not ortho) triggered by gcs<9, HR>130, BP<90, RR<8 or >30, cyanosis, or neck or torso impalement
Julie Miller
Melborune, Australia

----- Original Message ----
From: Stewart Chan <stewart_chan at hotmail.com>
To: trauma-list at trauma.org
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2008 6:50:55 PM
Subject: Trauma call criteria

In our trauma centre, we commonly receive isolated head trauma of elderly patients who fell on level ground.

We activate a multi-disciplinary trauma team (including surgical and orthopedics) response for these patients if their GCS is < 14.

Would other centers do the same?
Dr. Stewart ChanSenior Medical OfficerDept. of Accident & EmergencyPrince of Wales Hospital
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