The Emergo Train System pediatric trauma victim bank consists of pediatric patients, from infants up to 17 years old, with different trauma injuries such as for example crush injuries, penetrating injuries, vascular injuries, contusions, intestinal injuries, different types of fractures and wounds.
The pediatric trauma victim bank can be used as a complement to other ETS victim banks when you need pediatric vitims to a scenario. The victim bank can also be used to conduct surge capacity exercises at children hospital.
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 front side is also written 'Child'. 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. On the back side is also the length of the child in cm.
All patients in the pediatric trauma 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 time within measures should be performed to avoid preventable death or complication is lower for children and depends on the age of the child. The pediatric patient outcome categories are the same as for adults, but have subcategories depending on the age of the child. A pediatric category start with P in front of the category number and the subcategories are a, b and c. Category P-a are children 0-1 year, P-b are children 2-4 years and P-c children 5-12 years. Children over 12 years are evaluted according to adult categories. There is a special template for pediatric patient outcome evaluation included in the victim bank.
There are also templates to sort out patients from the victim bank based on patient outcome category or age.
The pediatric trauma victim bank is available in medium (100 patients/management cards) and small set (50 patients/management cards) + templates and other information.
The victim bank is developed by the ETS Competence center in collaboration with subject matter expertise. The material have been tested in exercises held at Södersjukhuset and Sachsska Children Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden and by the ETS faculty in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.