Trauma Intensive Care: Early and Late Challenges

  • G. Nardi
  • L. Riccioni
  • E. De Blasio
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The development of a trauma program, with a clinical service, trauma protocols, and a well-organized trauma team could be expected to improve the process of care and thereby outcomes after injury. An integrated model of trauma care allows better continuity of care, minimizes communication errors, and establishes the overall responsibilities for the whole process through the identification of a trauma team leader. Evidence supports the assertion that a fully implemented trauma system reduces mortality rate for severely injured patients [1]. Continuous quality improvement and performance monitoring are cornerstones in achieving the principal targets of the trauma program: reduction of preventable death after injury.


Pelvic Fracture Transcatheter Arterial Embolisation Trauma Team Unstable Pelvic Fracture Emergency Depart Nurse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Nardi
    • 1
  • L. Riccioni
    • 1
  • E. De Blasio
    • 1
  1. 1.Intensive Care Unit “Marchiafava”, Emergency DepartmentS. Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly

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