+ Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: The importance of initial trauma management
- Chapter 2: Patient and staff safety
- Chapter 3: Introduction to the Trauma Team
- Chapter 4: Initial assessment of a trauma patient
- Chapter 5: Trauma resuscitation and management
- (H) Haemorrhage: Life-threatening external haemorrhage
- (A) Airway: Management of an unconscious trauma patient (airway management and spinal immobilization)
- (B) Breathing: Management of a trauma patient in Respiratory Distress (tension pneumothorax, haemothorax and open pneumothorax)
- (C) Circulation: Management of a trauma patient in Shock (recognising shock, haemorrhage control, IV fluid resuscitation)
At the end of the program, participants are expected to:
- Appreciate the importance of the initialmanagement of the trauma patient.
- Appreciate the importance of lifesaving interventionsfor the severely injuredpatient.
- Have a team-based approach in trauma resuscitation.
- Discuss the correct sequence of priorities in assessing a trauma patient who is unconscious, in respiratory distress and shock.
- Demonstrate resuscitation techniques in the initial management of a trauma patient.