Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center

Wähnert D, Colcuc C, Beyer G, Kache M, Komadinic A, Vordemvenne T (2022)
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery 48(2): 841-846.

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Wähnert, DirkUniBi; Colcuc, Christian; Beyer, Georg; Kache, Markus; Komadinic, Adrian; Vordemvenne, ThomasUniBi
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**Purpose**
The effects of the first pandemic wave on a German Level I Trauma Center should be evaluated to find ways to redistribute structural, personnel, and financial resources in a targeted manner in preparation for the assumed second pandemic wave. **Methods**
We examined the repercussions of the first wave of the pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a Level I Trauma Center and compared the data with data from 58 other trauma clinics. The results could aid in orientating the distribution of structural, financial, and human resources (HR) during the second wave. The period between March 16 and April 30, 2020 was compared with the data over the same period during 2019. Information was collected from the HR department, central revenue management, and internal documentation. **Results**
The proportion of trauma surgical patients in the emergency room decreased by 22%. The number of polytrauma cases increased by 53%. Hospital days of trauma surgery patients in the intensive and intermediate care wards increased by 90%. The number of operations decreased by 15%, although the operating time outside of normal working hours increased by 44%. Clinics with more than 600 beds recorded a decrease in cases and emergencies by 8 and 9%, respectively, while the Trauma Center showed an increase of 19 and 12%. The results reflect the importance of level I trauma centers in the lockdown phase. **Conclusion**
To reduce the risk of an increased burden on the healthcare infrastructure, it suggests the care of trauma and COVID-19 patients should be separated locally, when possible.
Stichworte
COVID-19 · Pandemics · Level 1 · Trauma center
Erscheinungsjahr
2022
Zeitschriftentitel
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Band
48
Ausgabe
2
Seite(n)
841-846
ISSN
1863-9933
eISSN
1863-9941
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Wähnert D, Colcuc C, Beyer G, Kache M, Komadinic A, Vordemvenne T. Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 2022;48(2):841-846.
Wähnert, D., Colcuc, C., Beyer, G., Kache, M., Komadinic, A., & Vordemvenne, T. (2022). Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 48(2), 841-846. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-021-01635-x
Wähnert, D., Colcuc, C., Beyer, G., Kache, M., Komadinic, A., and Vordemvenne, T. (2022). Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery 48, 841-846.
Wähnert, D., et al., 2022. Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 48(2), p 841-846.
D. Wähnert, et al., “Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center”, European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, vol. 48, 2022, pp. 841-846.
Wähnert, D., Colcuc, C., Beyer, G., Kache, M., Komadinic, A., Vordemvenne, T.: Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 48, 841-846 (2022).
Wähnert, Dirk, Colcuc, Christian, Beyer, Georg, Kache, Markus, Komadinic, Adrian, and Vordemvenne, Thomas. “Effects of the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma surgery clinic of a German Level I Trauma Center”. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery 48.2 (2022): 841-846.
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