By Dianne M. Cleveland, RHIA, CTR The United States spends almost twice the money on cancer care costs than countries in Europe.
Use of Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) System Surveillance to Document Attending Physician Arrival to Trauma Activations Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A recent article published in Trauma Performance Improvement outlines the use of RFID chips in a New York Hospital to improve documentation and in turn determine compliance with the American College of Surgeon (ACS) guidelines …
Concussion Research Update Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A concussion is a mild brain injury that occurs after a fall, crash or blow to the head.
By Cathy Massaro, CCM, MSW The anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone yet the effects of the tragedy are still felt everyday by many struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD.
Of all a healthcare facility’s many departments, its trauma center is arguably one of the most critical for determining patient outcomes.
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The Safety of E-cigarettes Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS On May 5, 2018, a St. Petersburg, Florida man died after his vape pen exploded, firing pieces of the device into his brain and setting his house on fire.
Tourniquet Use Associated With Decrease in Mortality Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A recent retrospective study from a presentation made at the September 2017 annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery has been published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons: http://www.
Pupil Evaluation and Glasgow Coma Scale Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A retrospective cohort analysis of data of 51,425 severely injured patients in the Trauma Registry of the German Society for Trauma Surgery from 1993 to 2009 was undertaken and the results published in the British Journal of Surgery in 2012.