Many trauma programs have trouble maintaining a concurrent trauma registry.
One reason is the difficulty of recruiting a full team of trauma registrars. Another problem, however, is inefficiency. Poor software setup and other issues force registrars to spend time on tasks that do not add value. The registry team has less time for chart abstraction, reporting, data analysis and other key activities.
According to Michelle Pomphrey, MLT, RN, CSTR, president of Pomphrey Consulting, the solution is to create more efficient registry processes. Recently, she discussed several problems that lead to inefficiency in a trauma registry.