Harbor:Trauma activations

In addition to the standard trauma activation criteria published on a badge card that everyone should carry and refer to, the Trauma Service can be activated in patients not meeting trauma criteria to help in several ways:

  1. Getting CT scans READ quickly (Trauma will read them)
  2. Getting lots of extra hands to do whatever needs to be done for the patient.
  3. Getting surgical decisions made more quickly.

You can even activate the trauma service if you have a non-trauma patient that needs emergent surgical intervention.

All of these decisions are covered under "ED Judgment"

(Dir OPS 7/15)

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