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Table 2 First documented vital parameters at accident site and during first trauma admission with CT possibility

From: Clinical guided computer tomography decisions are advocated in potentially severely injured trauma patients: a one-year audit in a level 1 trauma Centre with long pre-hospital times

First documented vital parameters in patient record or assessed/calculated value from the documented parametersAccident siteTA with first CT possibility
n = 144n = 144
Heart rate, n (%)112 (77.8)140 (97.2)
  Abnormal (< 40 or > 130 beats/minute a), n (%)   7 (6.2)   5 (3.6)
Systolic blood pressure, n (%)107 (74.3)139 (96.5)
  Abnormal (< 90 mmHg a), n (%)   10 (9.3)   6 (4.3)
Respiratory rate, n (%)87 (60.4)115 (79.9)
  Abnormal (< 10 or > 29 breaths/minute a), n (%)   20 (23.0)   12 (10.4)
Glasgow Coma Scale value, (%)126 (87.5)133 (92.4)
Admitted intubated in trauma admission just before CT decision 11 (7.6)
  Abnormal (< 13 at accident site, < 13 or intubated in TA), n (%)   41 (28.5)   35 (23.4)
Shock index, heart rate/systolic blood pressure, n (%)99 (68.8)138 (95.8)
  Abnorma, (> 0.9, > 1 6–12 years, > 1.22 < 6 years) n (%)   10 (6.9)   18 (12.5)
Blood lactate, n (%) 90 (62.5)
  Abnormal (> 1.8 mmol/l), n (%)    35 (24.3)
  Abnormal and > 32 degree Celsius, n (%)    30 (20.8)
Blood base excess, n (%) 91 (63.2)
  Abnormal (< −3.3 to > 3.3 mmol/l), n (%)    29 (20.1)
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