Im a nurse in the Emergency room in one of the public hospitals in the Philippines. Right now, our ED has no Trauma room or unit wherein critical trauma patients can be addressed. the situation now is that if there would be critical trauma patients that would come in then they would be managed at the main surgical area of ER.
I am one of the persons tasked to make the guidelines, protocols, setup, area, policies, rules and regulations and everything and all under the sun that has to do with setting up the trauma of our ED. In short, i will become one of the first trauma nurses in the hospital! Right now, in my research, I am very confused where to start.
Can anyone please give any idea on what I should do and how to start? We are only given a short time to do this before we give our presentation. The setting up of the trauma unit is already under way so what is lacking are the guidelines and protocol. Any help would be greatly appreciated. this would also help me finish my master's degree.
PS Mind you our ED has very little bed capacity. there is a designated room already where we can put a trauma room. change of floor plan may be a lil problem but is possible.