Systolic blood pressure criteria in the National Trauma Triage Protocol for geriatric trauma: 110 is the new 90.

@article{Brown2015SystolicBP,
  title={Systolic blood pressure criteria in the National Trauma Triage Protocol for geriatric trauma: 110 is the new 90.},
  author={Joshua B. Brown and Mark L. Gestring and Raquel M. Forsythe and Nicole A. Stassen and Timothy R Billiar and Andrew B. Peitzman and Jason L. Sperry},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={
          352-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Undertriage is a concern in geriatric patients. The National Trauma Triage Protocol (NTTP) recognized that systolic blood pressure (SBP) less than 110 mm Hg may represent shock in those older than 65 years. The objective was to evaluate the impact of substituting an SBP of less than 110 mm Hg for the current SBP of less than 90 mm Hg criterion within the NTTP on triage performance and mortality. METHODS Subjects undergoing scene transport in the National Trauma Data Bank (2010-2012… CONTINUE READING

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