No-Notice Incidents: Trauma System Considerations

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Community-Wide Patient Distribution Considerations
• Anticipate that your community’s daily goal of getting the right patient to the right place at the right time may be challenged in the immediate aftermath of a no-notice incident.
• The majority of survivors of a no-notice incident are likely to have minor injuries that do not require trauma care. Research predicts that only 10-20% of the injured will require surgical services and/or critical care.

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