golden hour

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golden hour

 
the first hour following a traumatic injury; patients who are in the operating room within one hour of injury have a much higher survival rate.
The time span—usually about an hour—after a trauma victim’s arrival at a health care facility, during which the management team can have a positive impact on the patient’s outcome—i.e., to order appropriate diagnostic tests and initiate patient management, either surgical or continued observation

golden hour

Critical care The timespan after a trauma victim's arrival at a health care facility, during which the physician has an opportunity to have a positive impact on the Pt's outcome, ie to order appropriate diagnostic tests and initiate Pt management, either surgical or continued observation. Cf Golden period.

gol·den hour

(gol'dĕn owr)
Phrase used to describe the maximum amount of time from injury to definitive care for a trauma victim.
References in classic literature ?
The lover, beholding his maiden, half knows that she is not verily that which he worships; and in the golden hour of friendship we are surprised with shades of suspicion and unbelief.
But she is the very essence of ballroom dancing, wonderfully pleasing to watch as she "chases the golden hours with flying feet" (I know she has previous relevant experience, but they knew that when she was chosen to participate).
The police officials are being trained through lectures, presentations and practical demonstrations on golden hours management, foreign body airway obstruction, medical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, wound management, fracture management snake bite and electric shock etc.