Background

In the Philippines, injuries are the leading cause of death and the leading cause of hospitalisation. The majority of deaths from injury after hospital arrival are considered preventable. A clear opportunity exists to support the local trauma care stakeholders in their efforts to achieve a sustainable reduction in preventable deaths and disability from severe injury.

 

Key Objectives & Outcomes

The aim of the program is to increase the capacity of emergency and trauma doctors and nurses in PGH to deliver live-saving care through a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach to trauma reception. The primary intended outcome is improved knowledge and skills in trauma reception and resuscitation by the emergency and trauma doctors in the Philippines. Specialist staff from The Alfred hospital deliver the ‘Trauma Reception and Resuscitation’ training programs. These programs teach a systematic approach to trauma resuscitation that results in reduced errors and improved patient outcomes. A unique characteristic of the training is combining medical and nursing staff together in the ‘Trauma Team’ approach. An additional component of the program is to ‘train the trainer’ so that the principles taught can be propagated locally.


Main Partner Orgnaisations(s)Philippines General Hospital (PGH)

Geographic Location(s)Philippines and Australia

Chief Investigator(s)Professor Mark Fitzgerald ASM

Project Manager / Officer(s)Ms Ellaine Boo

Main ContactMs Ellaine Boo

Year Commenced2012

Expected Completion2015

Research Funding BodyAustralian Government - AusAID