Prehospital Care for Severe Trauma Patients: What Do We Mean by ALS?

  • G. Nardi
  • A. De Monte


The reduction of trauma morbidity and mortality is one of the priorities of all health services around the world. In the USA injuries cause the loss of more years of life than do cancer and heart disease combined and the total injury-related costs are higher than the costs of any other disease process (1). Two of the most effective ways of combating this public health problem are prevention and the establishment of a trauma system.


Trauma Patient Injured Patient Blunt Trauma Trauma Care Cervical Spine Injury 
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