KTS the Kampala Trauma Score which measures injury severity has been validated in Africa and North America both for children and adults. This app includes an introduction to the KTS, case studies to practice and a calculator for clinical use.
The KTS is a simplification of the more complex TRISS. Both instruments measure overall injury severity through 5 domains. The domains include information on age, blood pressure, respiration, neurological status, and an injury score. TRISS requires sophisticated technical measurements while the KTS can be determined by front line health professionals in under resourced or rural centers globally. KTS is scored out of 10. Its ability to predict mortality in trauma patients including burn patients in both adults and children has been validated in Africa and North America.
Use of Kampala Trauma Score is very prevalent in Africa and developing nations who adopted the tool over TRISS. This app is designed to make self learnging easy and the calculator facilitates use by the busy health professional who manages trauma patients.
For more information and reviews of the use of KTS please see the following papers:
Kobusingye OC & Lett RR. Hospital-based trauma registries in Uganda. Journal of Trauma-Injury, Infection & Critical Care. 2000. 48(3): 498-502.