Original Article

Multiple Trauma Patients and Trauma Scoring Systems in Emergency-İntensive Care Unit


  • Ali Dur
  • Başar Cander
  • Sedat Koçak
  • Sadık Girişgin
  • Mehmet Gül
  • Feridun Koyuncu

Received Date: 08.05.2009 Accepted Date: 02.06.2009 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2009;8(4):24-27


The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological data and affects of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and Revised Trauma Score (RTS) of the multi-trauma patients who admitted to intensive care unit of emergency department of Selcuk University Meram Faculty of Medicine (SUMMF).


This retrospective study was performed between january 2006 and january 2009 with 146 trauma patients who admitted to SUMMF. These patients had injuries in at least two organ systems. Admission GCS and RTS values were calculated for each patients. The gathered data were evaluated statistically with using SPSS 15.0® Microsoft for Windows programs.


Mean age of these patients in this study were 31 ±21 (1– 80 years) years. Of the patients 112 (%81.2) were male and 26 (%18.8) were female. Mean GCS and RTS values of all patients were determined 9.8 (3- 15) and 5.81 (0- 7.841) respectively and length of stay in ICU of these patients were determined 5 (1- 30 days) days. Thus, mean GCS and RTS values of died patients were determined 5.16 (3- 15) and 3.971 (0- 7.108) respectively and length of stay in ICU of these patients were determined 4 (1 to 30 days) days.

Fourty-one percentage of trauma’s were car occupants and fifty-one percentage of them were pedestrians accident.


This study determined that multi-trauma injuries were seen especially in the young male populations and admission GCS and RTS values were an important prognostic factor.

Keywords: Multiple trauma, trauma scoring system