Real-time tracking and documentation in trauma management

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Sara Montagna, Angelo Croatti, Alessandro Ricci, Vanni Agnoletti, Vittorio Albarello, Emiliano Gamberini
Health Informatics Journal 26(1), pages 328-341

In trauma resuscitation, an accurate documentation is crucial to improve the quality of trauma care. Hospital emergency departments typically adopt handwritten paper records and flow sheets for acquiring data, which are often inaccurate. In this article, we describe TraumaTracker, a computer-based system for trauma tracking and documentation. Results demonstrate that completeness and accuracy of trauma documentation significantly improved using TraumaTracker, since it enables to add data and information that were not recorded in paper documentation - especially precise times and locations of events.