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Table 1 Trauma team activation (TTA) criteria at St. Olav’s University Hospital

From: Temperature measurements in trauma patients: is the ear the key to the core?

Physiologic and anatomic criteria (PA)
• Airway obstruction
• Respiratory rate > 29 or < 10
• Systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg
• Glasgow Coma Scale < 14 and one criteria of mechanism of injury (MOI)
• Severe injury to two or more organ systems
• Severe haemorrhage
• Flail-chest
• Dislocated pelvic injury
• Fracture to two or more long bones
• Penetrating injury proximal to knee/elbow
• Traumatic neurological injury
• Crush-injury/amputation proximal to wrist/ankle
• Burns BSA > 15% in adults and > 10 % in children
• Increased airway obstruction
• Increased abnormal respiration
• Increased cyanosis
Mechanisms of injury (MOI)
• Ejection from vehicle
• Injury caused by electricity
• Pedestrian run over or thrown over vehicle at impact
• Children hit by vehicle > 30 km/h
• Fall > 5 meters, adults
• Fall > 3 meters, children
• Fatality in same vehicle
• Entrapment
• Roll-over
• Vehicle speed > 60 km/h
• Vehicle compartment compressed > 30 cm or substantial deformation
• Entrapment in avalanche
• Hypothermia
Hospital transfer
• Transfer from other hospitals within < 24 hours of injury