My second day at Trauma Care this year was mostly spent in the Major Trauma in the ED stream. I took some notes, which I have expanded on and reported here, on the off-chance that someone might find it useful. Caution – If I have misrepresented anything, please do let me know and I will update. My notes on the first day are here.
Last week was the international Trauma Care Conference, based at Yarnfield, Staffordshire, UK. It ran for several days, with something for everyone in the management of trauma, from the moment of impact to the long difficult process of rehabilitation. I attended the PHEM/HEMS stream on the Thursday, and the Major Trauma in the ED stream on Friday. Below are my notes for the PHEM/HEMS stream. Some of these points I tweeted live from the conference, but much of it may be new. My notes from day 2 are here.
I was delighted to be asked to present a topic at the inaugural Alder Hey Children’s Hospital’s joint surgical and anaesthetic network meeting. It was a great day, with lots of speakers getting the message about joint working and sharing information, about clinical topics, good governance and human factors. I thought I’d share a few of my notes of the day in case any of it is helpful to you.