Tag: staffing for trauma centers

Burns in Children

  Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on average, every day, 300 children ages 0 to 19 are treated in emergency rooms across the country for burn-related injuries and two children die as a result of being burned.

How Old Is That Blood?

  Susan Schmunk, CSTR, CAISS A recent article from the American College of Emergency Physicians concluded that transfusion of packed red blood cells (PRBC) 22 days or older in major trauma victims may expose patients to an increased risk of death within 24 hours.