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Respiratory rate as a prehospital triage tool in rural trauma.

Authors
  • Husum, Hans
  • Gilbert, Mads
  • Wisborg, Torben
  • Van Heng, Yang
  • Murad, Mudhafar
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2003
Volume
55
Issue
3
Pages
466–470
Identifiers
PMID: 14501888
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Respiratory rate > 25 breaths/min may be a useful triage tool for nongraduate trauma care providers where the scene is chaotic and evacuations long. Further studies on larger cohorts are necessary to validate the results.

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