This week we have released a podcast on trauma team leadership that focuses on the management of trauma patients in the ED, and in particular a focus on getting patients from the door to CT within 30 mins.
You probably know that in the UK we love (Ed – no we don’t) time based targets. The 4-hour access target for emergency departments regularly gets a bad press, but there must be something about it as our Australian colleagues have decided to take it on too 😉
- 1. Over 90% of patients with ISS>15 will be seen by a consultant within 15 minutes of arrival.
- 2. Trauma patients will have a CT scan report within 1 hour of presentation, but this has now changed in many areas to being on the CT scanner within 30 minutes of arrival.
The 30 minute target is worthy of discussion in itself and we are working on a podcast around this for future release. In the meantime please listen and feedback. We’d love to hear your thoughts.