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the history of ATLS and trauma care

Darren Foiret darren at transgen.co.za
Mon Apr 3 12:45:41 BST 2006

We have that show here in SA too , if any of the guys from SA are interested 
in watching it its on channel 64 , Monday nights at 22:00. It beats watching 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "oded private" <tangentcarrot at hotmail.com>
To: <trauma-list at trauma.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2006 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: the history of ATLS and trauma care

> Hello Michael
> I'm from israel, but we do have that show here on the discovery channel. 
> It does show a great deal of intresting cases, and the commentary by the 
> physician could give me some material. Thanks for the idea (actually it's 
> aired today- but rather late at night. too bad- it's one of my favourate).
> Naturally, me and the students have are own exprience and some of us can 
> bring up our own "special" cases, but the problem is that we are all young 
> and don't what it was like before ATLS, PHTLS, and surgeons dedicated 
> specifically to trauma. So if any of you trauma "dinasours" can give me a 
> clue, from their own experince, what it was like in the early days (and 
> even before) of dedicated trauma care, I'd be be thankfull.
>>From: Michael Ferker <xg2k2 at yahoo.com>
>>Reply-To: "Trauma &amp; Critical Care mailing list" 
>><trauma-list at trauma.org>
>>To: "Trauma &amp, Critical Care mailing list" <trauma-list at trauma.org>
>>Subject: Re: the history of ATLS and trauma care
>>Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 11:18:34 -0800 (PST)
>>If you're in the US, there's a great show on TLC called "Trauma: Life in 
>>the ER" or something like that. The show's chock full of interesting 
>>cases, all of which are true, with reenactments and commentary from people 
>>involved. It's usually on Mondays around primetime methinks, but I don't 
>>know if they still make new episodes. Some good stuff on there; you should 
>>be able to find some interesting stories. Good luck!
>>   -Mike F
>>oded private <tangentcarrot at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>   Hello list
>>I have been challenged by some students (EMT''s trained to become
>>instructors). They are intrested in hearing about the origins of modern
>>trauma care in the hands non-general surgeons and non-physicians, 
>>prehospitaly. Does anybody have an intresting anacdote about the origins 
>>modern trauma care and ATLS courses (besides the famous and true story 
>>the orthpead's plane crash in nebraska), or can give me a good and 
>>refrence to read?
>>Thank you all responders in advance,
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