Role of the physician in prehospital management of trauma: European perspective.

@article{Ummenhofer2002RoleOT,
  title={Role of the physician in prehospital management of trauma: European perspective.},
  author={Wolfgang C Ummenhofer and Daniel Scheidegger},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={559-65}
}
Advanced prehospital trauma life support is challenged as a whole. Formerly well-accepted basic principles for stabilizing vital functions of the severely injured patient like volume resuscitation, airway protection, and immobilization have been questioned. In prehospital management of trauma, the role of not only the physician but also the paramedic must be redefined. In the absence of evidence about the effectiveness of advanced trauma life support training for paramedic crews, the needs of… CONTINUE READING
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