This course provides basic training in trauma care for the healthcare professionals and workers in rural settings. The course extends beyond hospital care. It is based on a patient pathway system: tracing the management of the patient from the initial site of injury at the scene, to the rural health posts, continuing on to the provincial hospitals, and subsequently to definitive referral centers. The course stresses basic trauma management of patients in a rural setting. Where appropriate, other advanced management options are mentioned depending on resource availability. Emphasis is also based on understanding trauma kinematics, communication, registry and other components of the emergency medical system.
The objective of this course is to deliver a reasonable systematic approach to the management of patients who sustained traumatic injuries in areas where resources are limited.
To obtain a basic understanding of the mechanism of traumatic injuries
To identify the critically injured patient and appropriately triage based on the limitation of resources in the region
To present a systematic approach to the management of trauma patients in a rural setting with minimal resources
To present a practical hand on experience in the initial assessment and stabilization of the injured patient in the field and hospital setting
(who should attend)
Public Health Worker
2-day (16 hrs) course based on didactic lectures and hands-on practicum.
Course directors and faculty must be experts in the field of trauma and disaster. The director and faculty can be international or local experts. All course directors and faculty must be pre-approved. Please contact Katherine.Francisco@vcuhealth.org for a list of pre-approved directors and faculty
Each course will be assigned a coordinator. The course coordinator can be local or International