How to Identify Cases to Be Entered Into the Trauma Registry

How to Identify Cases to Be Entered Into the Trauma Registry

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Introduction

In order to facilitate the collection of reliable and consistent data, it is important to have a clear understanding of which cases should be entered into the trauma registry. This will ensure that only relevant data is collected, and that data is of the highest quality.

There are a few key factors that should be considered when determining whether or not a case should be entered into the trauma registry:

-The nature and severity of the injury
-Whether or not the injury required hospitalization
-Whether or not the injury resulted in death

If any of these factors are present, it is likely that the case should be entered into the trauma registry. In some cases, additional factors may also be considered. For example, if the injury occurred in a workplace setting, it may be necessary to enter the case into both the trauma registry and the Workers’ Compensation database.

What is the Trauma Registry?

The Trauma Registry is a database of information on patients who have been seen in the hospital for a traumatic injury. The purpose of the trauma registry is to collect data on these patients so that the hospital can improve its care of trauma patients and also so that researchers can study trends in traumatic injuries.

To be eligible for inclusion in the trauma registry, a patient must meet all of the following criteria:
-Be 18 years of age or older
-Have sustained a traumatic injury
-Have been seen at the hospital within 24 hours of the injury
-Have been treated and discharged from the hospital within 72 hours of the injury

How to identify cases to be entered into the registry

One of the first things that you will want to do is to make sure that you have a list of all of the patients that meet the trauma registry inclusion criteria. This can be found in the trauma registry manual. Once you have this list, you will want to go through and verify that each patient has an injury severity score (ISS) of 9 or more.

All trauma patients who meet one or more of the following criteria should be entered into the registry:

-Patients who are admitted to the hospital with an injury severity score (ISS) of 9 or greater
-Patients who die in the emergency department (ED)
-Patients who die within 24 hours of arrival to the ED
-Patients who are discharged from the ED with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) of 16 or greater

Patients who are 16 years of age or older and who are admitted to the hospital with an injury severity score (ISS) of 9 or greater

In order to identify patients who are eligible for inclusion in the trauma registry, a hospital must first have a mechanism in place to track all patients who meet the definition of trauma. The most common method of tracking is through the use of the hospital’s computerized patient information system. Once all patients who meet the definition of trauma have been identified, the next step is to determine which cases meet the criteria for inclusion in the registry.

Cases that meet the following criteria should be entered into the trauma registry:
* Patients who are 16 years of age or older and who are admitted to the hospital with an injury severity score (ISS) of 9 or greater.

Patients who are younger than 16 years of age and who are admitted to the hospital with an ISS of 12 or greater

Patients who are younger than 16 years of age and who are admitted to the hospital with an ISS of 12 or greater need to be entered into the trauma registry. The following information is needed in order to complete the trauma registry entry:
-Patient’s age
-Admission date
-Discharge date
-ISS
-Diagnoses
-There are three parts to every trauma registry entry:
1. The patient’s identifying information
2. The patient’s injury information
3. The patient’s outcome information

Patients who die in the emergency department (ED) or who are admitted to the hospital and die within 24 hours of arrival

In order to identify all patients who die in the hospital as a result of their injuries, it is necessary to review the records of all patients who died in the hospital, regardless of whether they were seen in the ED. The records of all patients who were admitted to the hospital and died within 24 hours of arrival should be reviewed. If the death occurred more than 24 hours after admission, it is still possible that the death was related to the injury, and the record should be reviewed.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are a few key things to remember when trying to identify cases to be entered into the trauma registry. First, ensure that the case meets the definition of trauma as defined by the American Hospital Association. Second, check to see if the patient has any preexisting conditions that may have contributed to their injuries. Lastly, make sure that the patient has been discharged from the hospital before entering their information into the registry. By following these simple steps, you can be sure that you are only entering cases into the registry that meet all of the necessary criteria.

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