About this episode
Lights and sirens on ambulances are used in emergencies to accelerate the transport of critical patients to hospital but unfortunately, can increase the risk of motor vehicle collisions. Emergency medical service personnel are those most commonly injured during these collisions and the general public account for the majority of fatalities. Shane Urban at UC Health University of Colorado Hospital, USA, set out to develop a novel, prehospital triage tool that can determine when best to use lights and sirens during the transport of trauma patients.
Original Article Reference
This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘The Critical Intervention Screen: A Novel Tool To Determine The Use Of Lights And Sirens During The Transport of Trauma Patients’, from Prehospital Emergency Care. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10903127.2021.1961040
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