NSW Trauma App
First released in August 2015, the NSW Trauma App provides:
- localised guideline repository
- specific burn injury resources
- interactive burns calculator
- detailed NSW health facility information
- trauma related medical calculators, Interactive checklists and clinical timestamps.
If you have any questions regarding this innovation please do not hesitate in contacting Jon Newman (project lead) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The video below provides a walk-through of the app, highlighting its many features.
Terms and Conditions
The NSW Trauma App features and functionality are regularly updated and improved to ensure that it helps in the efficient coordination a response in trauma scenarios. See below for details of the enhancements provided with each version.
Version 6, August 2021
Version 6 of the NSW Trauma App contains the following features:
- Two new standalone adult and paediatric burns calculators allowing the user to rapidly estimate total burns surface area without entering additional information.
- Existing adult and paediatric burns calculator with the Parklands formula has replaced the text “IV fluid” to “Hartman’s fluid” to reflect current practice more accurately.
- A new link to the NSW Trauma Transfer algorithm.
- Small changes to the timestamp function in the retrieval section to align with other end user documentation.
Version 5, November 2019
In conjunction with our partners and based on your feedback, the following new features have been added:
- Fixed-wing bases (in purple) are now identified separately to the helicopter bases.
- Fixed-wing ETA including flight times.
- Trauma staging hospitals are separately identified (in blue).
- New Education tile on the home screen linking you directly to trauma education videos.
- IR services for haemorrhage control are included facility information.
- Pop up disclaimer message will occur each time the app opens.
- A number of backend modifications, keeping alignment with other system changes
Version 4, October 2018
Based on your feedback the following enhancements were added to the app in the version 4 release:
- Timestamp is now 24hour clock
- C size cylinder added to oxygen duration calculator
- Regional Trauma Centres icons now in green
- Helicopter times set to 250 km/hr
- Home button will appear on every menu screen
- Minor improvements to user interface / navigation
- A number of backend modifications, keeping the Trauma App align with other system changes
Version 3, January 2017
In conjunction with the NSW Ambulance Aeromedical Control Centre (ACC) the facilities function has been enhanced to provide:
- presentation of NSW Health facility blood inventory information
- locating closest blood resources through enhanced search functionality of location, latitude & longitude, facility and dropped pin
- estimated distance from the location of blood resources
This enhances operational decision making, reduced time inefficiencies and leads to potential better patient outcomes.
Version 2, June 2016
We have listened, and based on direct feedback from clinicians, further development and enhancements of the NSW Trauma App has been implemented. In version 2 we have:
- Improved the Adult and Paediatric burn calculators, now containing additional data fields, confirmation checks and incorporation of the new guidelines of Australian and New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) for burn management.
- Improved access, user experience, tagging and sorting of localised guidelines. The new version contains additional guidelines and allows offline user access of the app features.
- Refined several calculators together with improvements to the time stamp/check list functions and much more.
- Added a favourites section allowing fast access to your favourite guidelines, calculators, facilities etc.
- Incorporated popup messages to notify users of any available app updates.
In June 2017, the NSW Trauma App received a merit award (Public & Government sector) in Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) NSW iAwards.
As part of receiving the NSW merit award, the app was also entered into the Australian iAwards later that year. This involved written and live pitches to peer nominees and judges from around Australia. Awards were presented in Melbourne with the NSW Trauma App winning the Public Sector and Government Markets division.
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