Trauma team

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A trauma team is a multidisciplinary group of healthcare workers who collectively work together on the assessment and treatment of those who are severely injured.[1]

Team members[edit]

Trauma teams can consist of the following:[2]

Other specialities can be added depending on the nature of the injury, for example a neurosurgeon will attend if there is a serious head injury. All staff should be trained in Advanced Trauma Life Support techniques. Each hospital will have a list of criteria that require the activation of the trauma team, such as a fall of over 6 meters or a fracture of 2 or more bones.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The performance and assessment of hospital trauma teams". Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine (13). December 2010. doi:10.1186/1757-7241-18-66. PMID 21144035. 
  2. ^ Jeff Garner; Greaves, Ian; Ryan, James R.; Porter, Keith R. (2009). Trauma care manual. London: Hodder Arnold. pp. 69–77. ISBN 978-0-340-92826-4. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Feliciano, David V.; Mattox, Kenneth L.; Moore, Ernest J (2013). Trauma, Seventh Edition (Trauma (Moore)). McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 978-0-07-166351-9. 

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