Policies

Triage

Labs

Bundles

RSI

ED Thoraco

Hypothermia

C/spine

T/spine

Burns

Smoke

Ingestion

Blunt trauma

Penetr. heart

Child abuse

Drugs

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TRAUMA (from within the hospital, go to the full Trauma Handbook on-line)

These pages are excerpted from the Trauma Resident Handbook, Rhode Island Hospital Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma - updated 2001. The policies herein are intended to serve as guidelines only. Individual circumstances need to be considered as there may be times when it is appropriate or desirable to deviate from these guidelines. These educational guidelines will be reviewed and updated routinely.
1. Trauma service policies
2. Trauma Room triage criteria
3. Routine labs
4. Combined family adult and pediatric trauma ("Mixed bundles")
5. Rapid sequence induction
6. ED thoracotomy
7. Hypothermia
8. C-spine clearance
9. Thoracic, lumbar, sacral (TLS) spine clearance
10. Burn resuscitation/ Hydrofluoric acid burns
11. Smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide toxicity
12. Caustic ingestion
13. Blunt abdominal trauma
14. Penetrating injuries to the heart
15. Reporting suspected child abuse/Referral to the Child Protection Service
16. Requests for blood alcohol and drug levels

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