This month’s newsletter is dedicated to those hospitals that transfer trauma patients to higher level trauma centers. And there are lots of you out there. I’ve included some information to help with the decision making in that process. Here are the topics covered:
- Impact of the Rural Trauma Team Development Course on trauma transfers
- The real truth about imaging prior to transfer
- Image sharing systems
- Secondary overtriage: what it is and why it’s bad
- A sample checklist to make sure all the important stuff is done prior to transfer
I’ve also included a link to a Word document version of the checklist so you can download and customize it to suit your hospital’s needs.
The next newsletter will be released over the July 4 weekend. It will cover the other end of the transfer: the receiving hospital.
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