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.
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