Validation of new trauma triage rules for trauma attending response to the emergency department.

@article{Tinkoff2002ValidationON,
  title={Validation of new trauma triage rules for trauma attending response to the emergency department.},
  author={Glen H Tinkoff and R E O'connor},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={1153-8; discussion 1158-9}
}
INTRODUCTION The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma has suggested triage criteria for the immediate attendance of a trauma surgeon to an injured patient in the emergency department. This study validates the accuracy of these criteria in identifying high-risk trauma patients and assesses the impact of trauma surgeon response time. METHODS A study group of trauma patients with a systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 90 mm Hg, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score < 8, airway compromise managed… CONTINUE READING

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