Recent Advances in Prehospital Trauma Care
1Emergency Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prehospital trauma care is a difficult and challenging clinical scenario which we face on a regular basis. Recent research has challenged long-established dogma and changes in prehospital practice are beginning to influence the care delivered to patients, but on an inconsistent basis globally. This presentation will discuss some of the recent changes to recommended prehospital trauma care and consider to what extent these changes have been implemented. It will also discuss what further implementation work needs to be done to ensure that all patients can benefit from modern, evidence based practice. There will also be discussion on the important unanswered questions in this critically important area, and what we should be doing to address them.