Wednesday April 1st 2015

Trauma Criteria: preventative medicine? Episode 37

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Over-triage to trauma centers? Poor EMT skills? Paramedics in the way? Care inhibited by the QA/QI process? Anatomicological?! These are some of the topics discussed on this episode of the First Few Moments.

Join Kyle David Bates, Tim Noonan, and Steve Murphy as they talk with Patrick Lickiss about a recent blog post he wrote discussing if Pre-Hospital Trauma Triage are Effective.

Objectives

At the completion of the podcast, the listener will be able to:

  1. Identify problems with current trauma triage criteria;
  2. Identify possible practices that may prevent proper care;
  3. Give solutions to proper triage and care.

 

References

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6101a1.htm?s_cid=rr6101a1_w

http://www.cdc.gov/fieldtriage/pdf/DecisionScheme_Poster_a.pdf

http://510medic.com/2012/02/08/are-prehospital-trauma-triage-criteria-effective/

http://burnedoutmedic.com/2012/02/its-the-damage-stupid/#.TznUWlwS0uc

 

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