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12/11/2014

Changes to Ohio's Trauma Triage Criteria for EMS

The following changes have been made to the Ohio Trauma Triage Criteria for EMS personnel:

Physiologic

  • “Needs intubation“  has been modified to “Need for ventilatory support”
    • Adults and geriatrics
    • EMSIRS field value 9910 (no change to code, only wording)
  • “Respiratory rate less than 20 in infants less than 1 year old” added
    • Pediatrics
    • EMSIRS field value 9912

Anatomic

  • “Open skull fracture” added
    • All age groups
    • EMSIRS field value 9983

Mechanism

  • “Vehicle telemetry data consistent with high risk of injury” added
    • All age groups
    • EMSIRS field value 9997

These changes are now in effect.  Click here to see an updated Trauma Triage Decision Tree.

Any questions, comments or concerns should be directed to:

Tim Erskine
Chief of Trauma Systems and Research
terskine@dps.ohio.gov
614-387-1951
800-233-0785

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