Trauma Education and Prevention

Richard Sidwell, Maher M. Matar, Joseph Sakran

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Abstract

Trauma education and injury prevention are essential components of a robust trauma program. Educational programs address specific knowledge gaps and provide focused and structured learning. Advanced Trauma Life Support is the most well-known. Each offering seems to be valid, although it has been difficult to prove improved patient care outcomes owing specifically to any of them. Injury prevention offers the best opportunity to limit death and disability owing to trauma. Injury prevention initiatives have paid tremendous dividends in reducing the mortality rates for motor vehicle crashes. Modern injury prevention efforts focus on reducing distracted driver rates and increasing helmet use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1197
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • ATLS
  • Helmet safety
  • Injury prevention
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Motorcycle safety
  • Trauma education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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