Initial Trauma Care

  • Mariana F. Jucá Moscardi
  • Rodrigo P. Jacobucci
  • Harris Ugochukwu Onugha
  • Antonio Marttos


This chapter discusses the first assessment of trauma patients. Trauma still is the leading cause of mortality globally. Given the full range of possible injuries, the approach to the traumatic patient to varies widely. To have more standardized care, the Advanced Traumatic Life Support® (ATLS®) program has created conventions to ease patient assessment and make care uniform all over the world. The goal of this chapter is to give a fast overview of what the initial trauma care is, ranging from the statistics that make a uniform approach to trauma necessary to the actual preparation and care.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariana F. Jucá Moscardi
    • 1
  • Rodrigo P. Jacobucci
    • 2
  • Harris Ugochukwu Onugha
    • 3
  • Antonio Marttos
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Miami, Ryder Trauma CenterMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Hospital Universitário Professor Edgard Santos, Federal University of BahiaSalvadorBrazil
  3. 3.University of Miami, Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  4. 4.William Lehman Injury Research Center, Division of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care, Dewitt Daughtry Department of SurgeryLeonard M. Miller School of Medicine Miami, University of MiamiMiamiUSA

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