+ Table of Contents

  1. Contributors
  2. Objectives
  3. Chapter 1: The importance of initial trauma management
  4. Chapter 2: Patient and staff safety
  5. Chapter 3: Introduction to the Trauma Team
  6. Chapter 4: Initial assessment of a trauma patient
  7. Chapter 5: Trauma resuscitation and management
    1. (H) Haemorrhage: Life-threatening external haemorrhage
    2. (A) Airway: Management of an unconscious trauma patient (airway management and spinal immobilization)
    3. (B) Breathing: Management of a trauma patient in Respiratory Distress (tension pneumothorax, haemothorax and open pneumothorax)
    4. (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:

  1. Appreciate the importance of the initialmanagement of the trauma patient.
  2. Appreciate the importance of lifesaving interventionsfor the severely injuredpatient.
  3. Have a team-based approach in trauma resuscitation.
  4. Discuss the correct sequence of priorities in assessing a trauma patient who is unconscious, in respiratory distress and shock.
  5. Demonstrate resuscitation techniques in the initial management of a trauma patient.