Effectiveness of Trauma Team in Management of Abdominal Trauma: A Retrospective Audit
Author(s): Muhammad Yousuf Shaikh, Arshad Beg and Sheeraz ur RehmanMuhammad Yousuf Shaikh, Arshad Beg and Sheeraz ur Rehman
Introduction: Trauma represents a major cause of death in patients presenting in emergency department. Abdomen represents a commonly injured region which may often by missed in cases of blunt trauma particularly when compounded with other obvious musculoskeletal injuries. The role of trauma team is to assess, resuscitate and manage all poly-trauma patients in a systematic manner to avoid missing intra-abdominal injuries and manage such patients aggressively. Materials and methods: This retrospective study was conducted in Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi which is a level 2 trauma centre. All the data was obtained from the hospital’s registry for the period of 1 year from January 2014 to December 2014. Trauma victims who fulfilled trauma team activation criteria were included in study with criteria like patients with abdominal trauma wit.. Read More»
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Jan 01, 1970
Accepted Date: Jan 01, 1970
Published Date: Jan 01, 1970