The predictive value of triage early Warning Score (TEWS) on mortality of trauma patients presenting to the emergency department


COD: 02_2019_09-2915 Categorie: ,

Gökhan Torun,Vahide Aslıhan Durak

Ann Ital Chir, 2019 90, 2: 152-156

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INTRODUCTION: Posttraumatic injuries are among the most frequent reasons of admission to emergency room services(ERs). In the first assessment of the cases, ATLS protocols recommends use of triage decision scheme consisting of parametres of abnormal physiologic findings, anatomic injury site, pathogenic mechanism of injury, concomitant diseases and conditions, and activation of trauma teams in line with these criteria. The aim of this study is to evaluate TEWS(Triage Early Warning Score) as a marker for predicting mortality in trauma patients who presented to Emergency Services.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: 381 trauma patients aged ≥ 18 years who admitted to the Emergency Service and met criteria of ATLS protocol were included in the study.TEWS values of the patients were calculated using patients’data included in the study forms. Impact level was scrutinized using multivariant logistic regression test. Level of statistical significance was accepted as p<0.05.