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2YEARS OF SEVERE INJURY IN CHILDREN

2Years of Severe Injury in Children (ISS > 15)

Definitive airway management 2013-2014

Direct admissions to hospital = 1,169

Number (%*)

*The percentage values shown here for patients with definitive airway management pre-hospital and

in the ED use the total number of patients with definitive airway management as the denominator.

Definitive airway management is defined as intubation, cricothyroidotomy or tracheostomy.

Length of stay in hospital

n = 1,511

Length of stay

Median days

Interquartile range (days)

**Length of stay is calculated from the date of admission to hospital/ICU/HDU to the date of discharge from

hospital/ICU/HDU.

There may be some underestimation as the complete length of stay for patients treated at more than one hospital may be

unknown if one of those hospitals has not submitted data on the patient to TARN.

LOS** (IQR)

6

4.0 - 12.0

Number of children with definitive airway management

444 (38%)

LOS, patients transferred (IQR)

7

4.0 - 14.0

Pre-hospital

131 (8.7%)

LOS in ICU/HDU (IQR)

2

1.0 - 5.0

ED

313 (20.7%)

LOS, patients that went to ICU/HDU (IQR)

9

5.0 - 19.0

Median hours to definitive airway management from incident (Interquartile Range)

1.2 hours (0.8 - 1.6)