Utility of the shock index in predicting mortality in traumatically injured patients.

  title={Utility of the shock index in predicting mortality in traumatically injured patients.},
  author={Chad M. Cannon and Carla C. Braxton and Mendy Kling-Smith and Jonathan D. Mahnken and Elizabeth F Carlton and Michael M Moncure},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={67 6},
BACKGROUND Currently, specific triage criteria, such as blood pressure, respiratory status, Glasgow Coma Scale, and mechanism of injury are used to categorize trauma patients and prioritize emergency department (ED) and trauma team responses. It has been demonstrated in previous literature that an abnormal shock index (SI = heart rate [HR]/systolic blood pressure, >0.9) portends a worse outcome in critically ill patients. Our study looked to evaluate the SI calculated in the field, on arrival… CONTINUE READING
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