Analysis of Pediatric Trauma Using the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study: 1990 - 1994

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162829
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Presentation
Title:
Analysis of Pediatric Trauma Using the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study: 1990 - 1994
Abstract:
Analysis of Pediatric Trauma Using the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study: 1990 - 1994
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1996
Author:Henker, Richard, RN, PhD, CCRN
Co-Authors:Mary Jane Gardner, RN; John Clochesy, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Lisa Marie Bernardo, RN, PhD, CEN
Purpose: Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents. Since 1986, the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation has maintained a registry of all patients admitted to accredited Pennsylvania trauma centers. The purpose of this study will be to review and analyze the demographic profiles, injury data, and physiologic responses of injured children admitted to accredited Pennsylvania trauma centers.

Design: A retrospective review of registry data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS).

Setting: Accredited trauma centers in Pennsylvania.

Sample: Injured children ages 1 to 17 years admitted to accredited Pennsylvania trauma centers from 1990 to 1994.

Methodology: Data elements specific to the PTOS will be analyzed with descriptive statistics using SPSS for Windows (Version 6.0, SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL).

Results: Preliminary data analysis for the metropolitan areas in Pennsylvania indicated that 4,474 patients were admitted to accredited trauma centers. Thirteen to 17 year old patients accounted for 45% (1,916 of 4,301) of trauma admissions, males accounted for 67% (3,011 of 4,469) of trauma admissions, and Caucasians accounted for 85% (3,796 or 4,451) of trauma admissions. The number of trauma admissions per year from 1990-1994 ranged from 824 to 934. The most frequent months for admissions were May through August (44%, 1,953 of 4,456). The majority of children (54%, 1,618 of 3,005) were admitted to trauma centers between 3 PM and 9 PM. The most frequent classifications of cause of injury were vehicle vs. object on or near the road (n=524), and vehicle vs. vehicle (n=445). Blunt trauma accounted for 92% (4,108 of 4,473) of trauma admissions.

Conclusions: The demographic profile and injury data of pediatric patients admitted to metropolitan area accredited trauma centers is comparable to published reports. Additional analysis will evaluate physiologic responses to injury. Report of demographic profiles and injury data will include all admissions of children to accredited trauma centers throughout Pennsylvania. [Research Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAnalysis of Pediatric Trauma Using the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study: 1990 - 1994en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162829-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Analysis of Pediatric Trauma Using the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study: 1990 - 1994</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1996</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Henker, Richard, RN, PhD, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Jane Gardner, RN; John Clochesy, RN, PhD, FAAN; and Lisa Marie Bernardo, RN, PhD, CEN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents. Since 1986, the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation has maintained a registry of all patients admitted to accredited Pennsylvania trauma centers. The purpose of this study will be to review and analyze the demographic profiles, injury data, and physiologic responses of injured children admitted to accredited Pennsylvania trauma centers.<br/><br/>Design: A retrospective review of registry data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS).<br/><br/>Setting: Accredited trauma centers in Pennsylvania.<br/><br/>Sample: Injured children ages 1 to 17 years admitted to accredited Pennsylvania trauma centers from 1990 to 1994.<br/><br/>Methodology: Data elements specific to the PTOS will be analyzed with descriptive statistics using SPSS for Windows (Version 6.0, SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL).<br/><br/>Results: Preliminary data analysis for the metropolitan areas in Pennsylvania indicated that 4,474 patients were admitted to accredited trauma centers. Thirteen to 17 year old patients accounted for 45% (1,916 of 4,301) of trauma admissions, males accounted for 67% (3,011 of 4,469) of trauma admissions, and Caucasians accounted for 85% (3,796 or 4,451) of trauma admissions. The number of trauma admissions per year from 1990-1994 ranged from 824 to 934. The most frequent months for admissions were May through August (44%, 1,953 of 4,456). The majority of children (54%, 1,618 of 3,005) were admitted to trauma centers between 3 PM and 9 PM. The most frequent classifications of cause of injury were vehicle vs. object on or near the road (n=524), and vehicle vs. vehicle (n=445). Blunt trauma accounted for 92% (4,108 of 4,473) of trauma admissions. <br/><br/>Conclusions: The demographic profile and injury data of pediatric patients admitted to metropolitan area accredited trauma centers is comparable to published reports. Additional analysis will evaluate physiologic responses to injury. Report of demographic profiles and injury data will include all admissions of children to accredited trauma centers throughout Pennsylvania. [Research Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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