The NSW Trauma App will ensure clinicians are supported in the care of the trauma patient and are able to manage to meet the needs of the specific traumatically injured patient. Clinicians in metropolitan, rural and remote areas require standardised, easy access to clinical support tools and up-to-date, evidence-based information to deliver optimal care. This includes the provision of trauma resources for pre-hospital and intra-hospital clinicians. All clinicians require portable and versatile amenity in trauma care that can be utilised on a smart phone or tablet operable in environments such as poor cellular or WiFi access locations.
This app is developed for all medical, nursing and allied health clinicians of NSW Health and NSW Ambulance working across the trauma continuum within the state. The NSW Trauma App provides:
• Localised guideline repository:
The Guideline repository has been provided from bodies within NSW Health including Ambulance Service of NSW (ASNSW), Local Health Districts and trauma services. The guidelines and information, sourced from public domains, are referenced and acknowledged within the app.
• Specific burn injury resources:
The Institute of Trauma and Injury Management has worked with the NSW Burn Injury Network to provide Trauma resources specific to burns injuries including guidelines, checklists and additional resources.
• Interactive Burns Calculator:
The calculator enables automatic determination of the total body surface area (TBSA) of burn injury by allowing the user to mark the area of burn injury on a body chart. Additionally entering a weight, time since burn and fluid already administered allows automatic calculation of the fluid requirement for the first eight hours since the time of injury and the following 16 hours, expected urine output and maintenance fluids required.
• Detailed NSW health facility information:
Provides information such as site specific details, resource availability and contact information of more than 200 facilities. This enables onsite and remote clinicians to provide location specific advice, enabling the patient to receive timely treatment and progress through the trauma system, reducing unwarranted clinical variation.
• Trauma related medical calculators, Interactive checklists and Clinical timestamps
User evaluations show that the NSW Trauma App has resulted in improving access to user friendly trauma resources informing adult and paediatric care givers; including guidelines and facility information, educational material and updated evidence-based practice.
Benefits of the app relate to patients, clinicians and the trauma system through access to appropriate and timely evidence-cased trauma care, improved patient experience, easy access to clinical support tools and improved standardisation of care.
In conjunction with the NSW Ambulance Aeromedical Control
Centre (ACC) the facilities function has been enhanced to provide:
• presentation of NSW Health facility blood inventory information
• locating closest blood resources through enhanced search functionality of location, latitude & longitude, facility and dropped pin
• estimated distance from the location of blood resources
This enhances operational decision making, reduced time
inefficiencies and leads to potential better patient outcomes.
Ratings and Reviews
Disappointing ITIM has left out all Fixed Wing resources in the state. The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides an invaluable trauma service to patients of remote NSW with primary and inter-hospital retrievals. The Ambulance Fixed Wing base in Sydney, staffed by Flight Nurses is also an invaluable resource for trauma retrievals.
There is no fixed wing estimated time and distance to facilities only road and rotary estimates and all Fixed Wing Bases in the state have been left out of facilities.
The calculators are handy but mostly already available in more detail in other apps (it is a nice amalgamation though). An RSI checklist would be of value. This could be a great app but needs more work.
Handy formulas. I particularly like the burns chart which you can draw the affected areas on and automatically calculate percentages and parkland formula. I look forward to the addition of checklists to the paediatric guidelines. A very handy resource for health professionals. Well done to the team involved in the development of the app.
A really easy to use and well designed app. Nice work.
- Agency for Clinical Innovation
- 10.9 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Danish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.