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Table 2 Admission unit and speciality, NACA, mission time

From: Prehospital point-of-care emergency ultrasound: a cohort study

   Patient admission NACA Mission time
Total pts. (n = 546)   Admission unit: 3.7 34:12 min (σ 15:46)
CED (n = 383/70.3%) 3.7 vs. 4.5: P < 0.001 (σ 1.3 / CI 3.55–3.78)
ICU (n = 54/9.9%) NACA:
Shock room (n = 20/3.7%) I (n = 18 / 3.3%)
OR (n = 2/0.4%) II (n = 21 / 3.9%)
  III (n = 222 / 40.7%) NACA IV-VI: 38:09 min
IV (n = 140 / 25.7%)
V (n = 100 / 18.3%)
VI (n = 10 / 1.8%)
VII (n = 33 / 6.1%)
US pts. (n = 99)   Speciality: 4.5 40:26 min (σ 13:57)
Medical (n = 55/55,6%) (σ 1.2 / CI 4.25–4.74)
TS (n = 27/27.3%) NACA:
NS (n = 3/3%) I (n = 1/1.0%)
Uro (n = 2/2.0%) II (n = 0)
VS (n = 1/1%) III (n = 18/ 18.2%) 37:52 min After exclusion of longer patient transport because of ultrasound findings.
Neuro (n = 1/1%) IV (n = 35/ 35.4%)
Resuscitation with ROSC (n = 8/8.1%) showed above. (Resuscitations without ROSC are not assigned to any speciality n = 9/9.1%). V (n = 28 / 28.3%)
  VI (n = 8 / 8.1%)
VII (n = 9 / 9.1%)
Trauma (n = 31)    4.0 40:35 min (σ 11:54)
4.0 vs. 4.74: P < 0.001 (σ 0.93, CI 3.66–4.34)
Non-trauma (n = 68)    4.74 40:21 min (σ 14:48)
(σ 1.25, CI 4.43–5.04)
  1. pts patients, CED central emergency department, US ultrasound, OR operating room, TS trauma surgery, NS neurosurgery, uro urology, VS vascular surgery, neuro neurology, ROSC return of spontaneous circulation, CI confidence interval