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The Role of Trauma Video Review in Optimizing Patient Care

McNicholas, Amanda Renee DNP, CRNP; Reilly, Eugene Francis MD

doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000393

Trauma video review allows for monitoring of performance improvement initiatives, leadership skills, system process issues, and guideline compliance. Despite the well-documented benefits, there are persistent barriers to its use including patient privacy concerns, cost, and provider anxiety. Optimizing implementation by ensuring that informed consent processes are in place, as well as a structured peer review process, can help trauma centers overcome these hurdles. Trauma video review is a unique and beneficial tool that helps tie patient care to quantifiable data, as well as serves as a platform for education opportunities.

Reading Hospital, Tower Health, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence: Amanda Renee McNicholas, DNP, CRNP, Reading Hospital, Tower Health, 6th Ave and Spruce St, Trauma Administration-T Ground, Reading, PA 19611 (

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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