State trauma registry beset by glitches
Mandated a decade ago as a way to improve trauma care, Minnesota's trauma registry hasn't lived up to its billing. Efforts are underway to fix problems so the registry can provide the robust, reliable data needed to drive performance improvement initiatives.
New prehospital spine guidelines overturn old practices
New evidence-based guidelines aim to reduce unnecessary spinal immobilizations in the field. Mayo Clinic and most other providers in southern Minnesota trauma regions have implemented the recommendations, but changing lifelong habits is challenging.
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