In Australia, the introduction of a coordinated and systematic approach to the resuscitation and surgical management of the severely injured has reduced preventable deaths from injury by two thirds. Given that trauma is the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life and the second most frequent cause of death in all age groups, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is now positioned to do the same.
Key Objectives & Outcomes
Trauma Reception and Resuscitation Training will be achieved by providing a ‘Trauma Reception and Resuscitation Trauma Team Training Program’ course at The Alfred and KSMC, involving doctors and nurses from both institutions. This will be delivered by highly experienced trauma doctors and nurses from The Alfred. The program concentrates on trauma team coordination and error reduction as well as the fundamental aspects of trauma care including airway control, ventilation and the initial management of shock.
It will assist KSMC by consolidating a trauma team management program that will improve the reception and resuscitation of a severely injured person at hospital arrival. This will in turn improve outcomes from injury – as well as the three broader development themes of disaster response and management, education cooperation and the health issue of injury management. An additional ‘Train the Trainer’ package will be delivered after successful initial course completion. This will allow the Trauma Program to be propagated at a local and national level.