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Pre-hospital trauma care

Pre-hospital trauma care

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

June 17, 2016

Updated

July 22, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Andrew Webster and Dr Arvind Byka explain what to do when faced with an emergency trauma situation. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to triage and manage casualties, and safe resuscitation and bleeding control in these patients.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Assess the scene of an accident

  • Provide useful information to the emergency services using the ETHANE statement

  • Triage casualties into immediate, urgent, and delayed cases
  • Manage trauma patients

  • Use the ABCDE approach to resuscitation
  • Control serious external bleeding

  • Examine for life threatening chest injuries
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Andrew Webster
    Consultant in emergency medicine
    Leeds Teaching Hospitals
    Leeds
    United Kingdom

    Arvind Byka
    Consultant in emergency medicine
    Mildura Base Hospital
    Victoria
    Australia

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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