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Table 2 Compliance rates for primary survey, secondary survey and adjuncts

From: Compliance to advanced trauma life support protocols in adult trauma patients in the acute setting

  All patients (%) TTL (%) Non-TTL (%) p-value
Primary survey
Airway patent 505 (99.4) 272 (99.3) 233 (99.6) 1.000
C spine immobilized 429 (84.4) 229 (83.6) 200 (85.5) 0.577
Chest auscultation 499 (98.2) 269 (98.2) 230 (98.3) 1.000
Chest palpation 295 (58.1) 163 (59.5) 132 (56.4) 0.483
Abdominal exam 499 (98.2) 270 (98.5) 229 (97.9) 0.739
Pelvis stability 333 (65.6) 183 (66.8) 150 (64.1) 0.525
Long bones exam 435 (85.6) 234 (85.4) 201 (85.9) 0.874
Two large bore IVs 322 (63.4) 187 (68.2) 135 (57.7) 0.014
Gross motor exam 439 (86.4) 243 (88.7) 196 (83.8) 0.106
Log roll 401 (78.9) 223 (81.4) 178 (76.1) 0.143
Digital rectal exam 305 (60.0) 177 (64.6) 128 (54.7) 0.023
Secondary survey and adjuncts
Head to toe exam 368 (72.4) 211 (77.0) 157 (67.1) 0.013
AMPLE history 466 (91.7) 247 (90.1) 219 (93.6) 0.160
Trauma panel 440 (86.6) 240 ( 87.6) 200 (85.5) 0.484
Blood gas 357 (70.3) 197 (71.9) 160 (68.4) 0.387
Diagnostic imaging
CXR 445 (87.6) 242 (88.3) 203 (86.8) 0.593
C spine XR 325 (64.0) 152 (55.5) 173 (73.9) <0.001
Pelvis XR 281 (55.3) 136 (49.6) 145 (62.0) 0.005
CT head 375 (73.8) 197 (71.9) 178 (76.1) 0.287
CT chest 372 (73.2) 194 (70.8) 178 (76.1) 0.182
CT ab/pelvis 368 (72.4) 194 (70.8) 174 (74.4) 0.371
CT C spine 269 (53.0) 137 (50.0) 132 (56.4) 0.149
  1. Ab/Pelvis Abdomen and pelvis, AMPLE Allergy, medication, past medical history, last meal, events, C spine Cervical spine, CXR Chest XR.