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Table 1 Structure of the survey

From: Preparation of hospitals for mass casualty incidents in Bavaria, Germany: care capacities for penetrating injuries and explosions in TerrorMASCALs

General section
Trauma center category
Distance between helipad, CT facility and trauma room
Method for alerting off-duty staff
Neurosurgery section
"What is the process for the care of a patient with severe traumatic brain injury at your hospital?"
Whether trepanation is performed
Material and personnel supply; time interval until the person performing the intervention is available
Possibility of subsequent monitoring (ICP/EVD)
Thoracic surgery section
"What is the process for the care of a patient with a penetrating chest injury and circulatory arrest?"
Whether an exploratory thoracotomy is performed in the trauma room (using an anterolateral approach in the supine position or clamshell thoracotomy)
Material and personnel supply; time interval until the person performing the intervention is available
Presence of a cardiac surgery unit and a thoracic surgery unit
Vascular surgery section
Whether balloon occlusion of the aorta is performed using the REBOA technique in patients with massive intraabdominal or pelvic bleeding
Material supply for the REBOA technique
Presence of a vascular surgery unit
Trauma surgery section
Number of pelvic cradles or pelvic slings
Number of tourniquets
Number of external fixation systems