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The Center for Disaster Medicine and Traumatology

National Research Center for Traumatology assigned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
Research

In-Hospital Triage

A prospective exploratory cohort study is initiated on trauma patients at the emergency department (ED) at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya.

Variables recorded include patient gender and age, time of arrival, condition at arrival, the mode of transport and type of incident. Descriptive data include time of the accident, arrival time, mechanism of injury and interventions performed. Vital signs are measured during arrival and admission. Time spent in the ED and the numbers of treatment days are registered. The research focuses on establishing a triage system at the emergency department.


Publication:

Lampi, et al; Potential benefits of triage for the trauma patient in a Kenyan emergency department (2018)


Contact: Maria Lampi

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