Unexpected death on the non-ICU trauma ward.

  title={Unexpected death on the non-ICU trauma ward.},
  author={G Kubalak and Michael Rhodes and D Boorse and Luigi d'Amelio},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={31 9},
  pages={1258-62; discussion 1262-4}
To characterize trauma patients who die unexpectedly on the ward (unexpected ward deaths = UWDs), 1,011 trauma-related deaths occurring at a level I trauma center over a 10-year period were reviewed for location of death. Seventy-four deaths occurred on the non-ICU trauma ward (i.e., nonmonitored med-surg floor). Fifty patients were "do not resuscitate… CONTINUE READING