Many thanks to:
Jean-Cyrille Pitteloud, Switzerland
Kim Krueger, USA
C M Arnold, Australia
Lynne Ruthven, UK
Robert Worboyes, UK
Annalisa Volpi, Italy
S Banerjee, UK
C J Simpson, New Zealand
Kari Hansen, Norway
Andrew Bowman, USA
Carine Horsburgh, UK
Tim Coats, UK
Mark Swanson, USA
exists to promote and disseminate the knowledge and practice of injury
prevention and trauma care throughout the world. Using the Internet it
aims to provide accurate, current information in the field of trauma,
and present an interactive forum for trauma care providers throughout
the globe. TRAUMA.ORG aims to provide a repository for educational materials,
sources of information, details of forthcoming events and original articles,
relating to the field of trauma care.
Bringing together the knowledge and experience
of doctors, nurses, paramedics, researchers and all groups directly and
indirectly related to trauma management, it has established an on-line,
global, trauma community that promotes and furthers the care of the injured
The TRAUMA.ORG web site and its associated mailing list,
the trauma-list, was established in 1995.
Site accesses have increased exponentially alongside the growth of the
internet. Currently we are transmitting 32 gigabytes of information per
month as 1,130,000 pages to 93,000 visitors in 110 countries. The site
is linked to by over 3000 sites on the Internet and has been reviewed
and recommended in the British Medical Journal, Archives of Surgery and
a numerous conferences and meetings around the world.
This web site
is an area for health care professionals only.
Material on this site is NOT suitable for members
of the general public.
Requests for information from the general public will not be answered.
Please read our disclaimer
for further information.
On this page: About TRAUMA.ORG and our activities:
DONATE to TRAUMA.ORG
Trauma.Org is a non-profit organisation that relies
on grants and donations. Making an online donation will allow us to improve
our services and continue our activities for the global trauma and critical
care community. Making a donation, no matter how small, will allow is
to improve our web site content, bring online new ideas in trauma education,
increase our global reach, add to the interactive trauma scenarios and
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services for the trauma & critical care community
TRAUMA.ORG's primary aim is to promote trauma
care and increase knowledge and understanding of trauma and its
management. The Internet allows us to provide up-to-date information
and guidance to all corners of the globe, to places where resources
such as textbooks and libraries are difficult to come by. Information
on these pages conforms to the 'Health on the Net' code of practice
and is fully identified and referenceable.
An educational materials repository
covering all aspects of trauma care, from injury prevention
through to definitive surgical techniques covering all specialties
related to trauma.
A unique, structured database of
images related to trauma and it's management, freely available
for personal use. The imagebank is growing rapidly as more
people submit their high-quality, informative images.
The interactive trauma simulations,
or 'moulages' were the first of their kind on the internet
and remain some of the most complex. They are used around
the world to train doctors, nurses and paramedics in trauma
care. The Trauma Team Leader Decision Scenarios test both
knowledge and decision-making ability.
: The trauma-list has over 1600 members making
it one of the largest and most active specialist medical discussion
groups on the Internet. Participants are mainly doctors, with
trauma and general surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia and critical
care being the most prominent specialties. The remainder of the
membership is composed of trauma nurses and paramedics. Discussions
cover all aspects of trauma care - burning issues and difficult
patients. Pertinent discussions are archived on the web site.
Global coverage of the
Conference & Course
Conferences and courses in trauma and critical care around the
world are announced on our main conference page. We also hold
information on bodies responsible for administration of the Advanced
Trauma Life Support course and the Definitive Surgical Trauma
can provide free web space for conference details, programme and
Conference details, programme, maps, abstracts and local hotel,
restaurant and travel information can be available to your conference
particpants on their handheld computers for use during the conference.
We provide trauma and critical care groups and
societies with free web space for their organisation. We can take
over as much or as little as societies want of the design and
administration of their web sites. We currently host the web sites
of the British Trauma Society and the International Trauma Anesthesia
& Critical Care Society.
Training and Jobs
: The largest and most up-to-date
listing of trauma fellowships around the world the fellowship
database current lists over 110 institutions offering specialist
training in trauma specialties
: A new initiative
that allows medical students to locate units around the world
that will introduce them to the different and exciting faces of
Our jobs page lists current available positions
in trauma and critical care.
material to trauma.org
for inclusion to the trauma.org web site are always welcome. Preferred
articles are in a 'review', 'current opinion' or 'editorial' format.
Please contact the site director, , for discussion of possible subjects. We also accept
case presentations and picture or video submissions to the imagebank.
trauma.org web pages
Author. Title. trauma.org, year;volume(issue):paging
or indicator of length. Available Protocol (if applicable): Site/Path/File
McGinley A. 'Accident prevention
- Does it prevent traumatic injury?' trauma.org 2000;5:12. Available:
Author. Subject of message. trauma-list.
Year, Month Day. Available http://www.trauma.org/traumalist.html
Cursic, C. 'Thoracotomy for persistent
air leak. trauma-list. 2000, December 8. Available: http://www.trauma.org/traumalist.html
These styles are modified from
the APA Style of Citation: Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association, 4th edition.
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We cannot answer trauma related questions over the telephone.
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