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Review Article

Prehospital Triage and Emergency Room Care in TBI

Mohamad Chmayssani1 and Paul M Vespa1,2*

1Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

2Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Paul M Vespa
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
757 Westwood Blvd, RR 6236A
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Tel: 310-267-9448
Fax: 310-267-3841
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: June 10, 2013; Accepted Date: December 29, 2013; Published Date: December 31, 2013

Citation: Chmayssani M, Vespa PM (2013) Prehospital Triage and Emergency Room Care in TBI. Emergency Med 4:172. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000172

Copyright: © 2013 Chmayssani M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


During the last 30 yrs, there has a been remarkable reduction in severe TBI mortality from 50% to 25%. To ensure further improvement in TBI related mortality and to minimize related morbidity, formalization of further protocols to reduce delays in triage, transfer and treatment of patients should be implemented. Neurointensivists and Neurosurgeons have a long held belief that a decrease in the time between injury and definitive care improves the outcome.