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  • Jan'15

Role of Medical & Non Medical Personnel in Trauma Care


Department of Anesthesia has conducted a CME on “Role of Medical & Non Medical Personnel in Trauma Care

Speaker : Dr. Shashikanth Manikappa, MBBS,MD, DNB, FANZCA, FCA, PG Dip Echo, Director, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Southeast Sector,- Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia.
Date : 08.01.15
Time: 2:15 PM ​

Role of Medical & Non Medical personnel in Trauma Care, Organization of Trauma Unit and Management of Trauma

Trauma Definition: Any Injury – Physical or Psychiatric

Aim of this talk is to understand how all involved can work as a single unit.

Personnel involved are

  • Media
  • Police
  • Fire Brigade
  • Paramedics
  • Health Professionals

The above should function as one organization.

“An organisation is a living, breathing entity, much the same as the human body. All parts are interdependent and must function in a tightly coordinated manner to survive and prosper…. Preparation, communications, and cooperation, on all scales, will determine the organisation’s success or failure

  • Coordinated efforts from all forces in Australia by ringing 000

Mass Casualty: Refers to a large number of injuries or deaths that have the potential to overwhelm a hospital or a city’s hospital

  • Include natural disasters, as well as intentional and unintentional events

ISBAR is a good acronymn for use in communication between different individuals

  • Identify yourself and the person you are speaking to
  • Situation – explain the situation
  • Background- give an idea of background
  • Assessment – say your assessment
  • Request – say what you are request is or what help you want from the person you are calling.

A successful trauma unit is one that takes care of pre-hospital phase to rehabilitation. All health facilities should identify their levels and should have good communication with a level above and below them. Protocols should be available at all levels to manage different critical injuries.

Good communication is vital to successful outcomes

Patient Centered Care