The American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma requires trauma centers to collect and analyze trauma registry data to remain verified as a Level 1 Trauma Center.
The University of Kentucky Trauma Registry is composed of uniform data elements that describe an injury event from the time of injury to discharge. These elements include details of the injury, prehospital care, initial resuscitation, hospital care and outcomes of the trauma patient.
The data from the trauma registry then is aggregated, analyzed and sent to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). "The NTDB is the largest aggregation of trauma registry data ever assembled and strives to collect data on every patient treated in every trauma center in the United States". The UK trauma program data is utilized by the NTDB as a benchmark comparison to other Level 1 Trauma Centers.
The information obtained from the registry can be used for injury prevention initiatives, research, and education to improve the care of the trauma patient and outcome measurements.
The University of Kentucky Trauma Program has four dedicated trauma registrars whose responsibilities include abstractions, data collection, data entry and reporting.
Our trauma registry is detailed, reliable and readily accessible. To request data information, please contact the Trauma Program at 859-323-5022.
*Reference from: Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2006
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