Testing the validity of the ATLS classification of hypovolaemic shock.

  title={Testing the validity of the ATLS classification of hypovolaemic shock.},
  author={Henry R Guly and Omar Bouamra and R Little and Paul Dark and Tim Coats and Peter J Driscoll and Fiona Elizabeth Lecky},
  volume={81 9},
AIM The Advanced Trauma Life Support system classifies the severity of shock. The aim of this study is to test the validity of this classification. METHODS Admission physiology, injury and outcome variables from adult injured patients presenting to hospitals in England and Wales between 1989 and 2007 and stored on the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) database, were studied. Patients were divided into groups representing the four ATLS classes of shock, based on heart rate (HR) systolic… CONTINUE READING


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