Description: Managing major trauma is a battle against time and against death. What you do in those first moments can have a lasting effect. It’s not about the fancy toys, but about getting the basics right – doing intense stuff quickly with limited resources. Lessons I learned from years of prehospital care that help my initial trauma management.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Create an appreciation of how time sensitive trauma can be.
- Know how to get things right with little to no equipment and a small team.
- Discuss the value of team training and synergy.
- Do the basics well.
- Think 5-10 minutes ahead: What’s next.