Daytona Beach, FL – Halifax Health Medical Center has released statistics regarding the number of trauma cases that occurred during Biketoberfest 2017.
During the four-day event, the same number of trauma patients that were admitted to the hospital in 2016 were admitted in 2017. Overall, there were 13 trauma team activations during the event. The hospital is an equipped Level II Trauma Center, employing the only trauma surgeons in the area.
“We had a very busy Biketoberfest in our trauma center with 34 trauma admissions over a four-day period, 12 of which were motorcycle crashes, resulting in trauma alerts from EMS,” said Halifax Health Trauma Program Manager, Laura Wolf. “When the emergency department receives a trauma alert from the field, the emergency department physician may request a trauma activation. This requires the immediate mobilization of a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals specifically trained to provide expert rapid assessment and treatment to the complex needs of critically injured residents and visitors to Volusia County.”
Of the patients admitted:
- The median age was 55
- 33.3% were wearing helmets
- 80% were male
- 73.3% lived outside of Volusia County
(Chart courtesy of Halifax Health Medical Center)
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