Use site to improve care of trauma patients

Is your ED practicing according to current guidelines for trauma patients? Do you need images for use during trauma inservices? The www.trauma.org web site has become an invaluable resource for many emergency nurses.

"The site has a section dedicated to trauma nursing, and we will be expanding content with discussions regarding trauma tertiary surveys performed by nurses and nurse practitioners," says Karim Brohi, FRCS, FRCA the site’s director and a trauma surgeon at Royal London Hospital in London.

You’ll find information on trauma care guidelines, images to download for use in presentations, articles on trauma care topics, and course listings. One of the most popular features is the interactive trauma moulage scenarios, which nurses use to test their knowledge of initial assessment, pre-hospital care, cervical spine clearance, pediatric, neurotrauma, and trauma team leader decision scenarios.

"Nurses are very welcome on the trauma-list e-mail discussion forum where they listen and participate in discussions," says Brohi.