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Table 3 Overview of the result of the first round

From: National consensus on communication in prehospital trauma care, the DENIM study

  Case topic N % Consensus
1 Value of P-HEMS in TBI case 78 23 N
2 Value of P-HEMS in rapid sequence intubation as a part of pain management 77 62 T+
3 Value of P-HEMS in paediatric TBI, assessment of GCS 77 63 T+
4 Pain management and transport time 75 36 N
5 Usage of the AVPU scale for neurological assessment 75 51 N
6 Definitions of “Scoop and Run” and “Stay and Play” 75 67 T+
7 Treatment of a bleeding scalp injury 75 43 N
  Statement topic N % Consensus
1 P-HEMS shortens time to definite care 74 27 N
2 Primary dispatch P-HEMS strictly based on information on the MOI 74 78 Y+
3 the ‘D’ is more important than the ‘A,B,C’ for dispatch of P-HEMS 74 78 Y-
4 P-HEMS dispatch for patients suffering penetrating trauma 74 64 T-
5 Variability in the relative dispatch frequency per EMS dispatch region 74 55 T+
6 Extrication time > 20 min P-HEMS dispatch is indicated 73 58 T+
7 victim ejected from vehicle is an adequate dispatch criterion 73 80 Y+
8 Extremes in ages adequate dispatch criterion 73 44 N
9 RTS below 12 is an adequate dispatch criterion for the P-HEMS 73 38 N
10 On the importance of the MOI for the dispatch of P-HEMS 73 84 Y+
11 The importance of the injuries sustained for the dispatch of P-HEMS 73 96 Y+
12 The value of patient’s vital signs for the dispatch of the P-HEMS 73 95 Y+
13 The influence of logistical factors for the dispatch of the P-HEMS 73 78 Y+
  1. P-HEMS Helicopter Emergency Medical Services, TBI traumatic brain injury, GCS Glasgow Coma Scale, AVPU neurological scale (alert, verbal, pain, unresponsive), MOI Mechanism of Injury, EMS Emergency medical services, RTS Revised Trauma Score, N Nonconsensus, T+ Tendency to agreement, T- tendency to disagreement, Y+ consensus on agreement, Y- consensus on disagreement