The Emergo Train System Penetrating trauma victim bank consists of patients with various degrees of penetrating trauma due to for example gun shot and stab wounds.
The patient has text on both the front and back side. On the front side is information that you can see or hear from a distance. On the back is information that you discover after examining the patient. This text is in concordance with the ATLS®/PHTLS®/TNCC® program; A=Airway, B=Breathing, C=Circulation, D=Disability, and E=Exposure.
All patients in the penetrating truama victim bank have an individual management card. The card is used when they arrive in the hospital. On the front page is information about the intervention(s) the patient is given in the Emergency department and the time it will take. If the patient needs surgery or ICU, this information is provided on the back side of the management card.
All ETS patients are categorized into different patient outcome categories. Patient outcome is measured as risk for:
- preventable death
- preventable complication
The injury that the patient sustained requires specific interventions that should be performed by the right resource within the correct time frame calculated from the time of injury. The penetrating trauma victim bank includes, in addition to other categories, also the patient outcome categories:
23 – penetrating thorax injury
24 – penetrating neck injury
25 – severe extremity bleeding
Some of the patients in the victim bank are children >12 years. They can be evaluated using the special pediatric patient outcome template.
Extra sheets of treatment markings/stickers is included in the penetrating trauma victim bank.
The penetrating trauma victim bank is available in medium (100 patients/management cards) and small set (50 patients/management cards).
The victim bank is developed by the ETS Competence center in collaboration with trauma experts and ETS UK/Public Health England.