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PCRF Podcast - Paramedic Judgment or Trauma Triage Criteria: Which is Better?

Apr 02, 2018


PCRF Journal Club Podcast: Paramedic judgment or trauma triage criteria: Which is better? 

Monday, April 9, 2018 8:00 AM-8:30 AM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada).


Please join Dr. Megan Corry, Dr. Tony Fernandez, Dr. Bill Toon, Sean Britton, and Dave Page on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CST) for this month's PCRF Journal Club webinar:

Paramedic judgment or trauma triage criteria: Which is better?
Comparative Analysis of State Trauma Triage Criteria vs. Paramedic Discretion
Todd Husty, Marie Crandall, Alexander R. Logsdon, J. Bracken Burns, David J. Chesire & David J. Ebler


This month we will discuss a very interesting manuscript that compares the injury characteristics and outcomes of adult patients who were evaluated in a Florida trauma center after activation due to Florida Adult Trauma Triage Criteria (FATTC) vs. paramedic discretion (PD) and to identify predictors of PD. The study asks whether paramedics should simply follow a predefined criteria, or if they should use their training and experience to determine the most appropriate transport destinations for their patients.

During the study period, over 15,000 patients were transported to a trauma center, with 92.2% meeting FATTC, and 7.2% at PD. 

Join us on Monday, April 9, 2018 as we discuss the results of this interesting study. The Journal Club discussion will begin at 12:00 PM (CST). 

We look forward to having you join us! 

Invite your students!

Pass this invitation along to your class to get them interested in EMS research. Consider broadcasting the webinar over the projector in your classroom for multiple viewers.

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