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Dr Timothy Hardcastle dr.tchardcastle at absamail.co.za
Thu Dec 17 06:11:10 GMT 2009

See below your query
> I am curious how the different institutions represented handle trauma
> reports from EMS provides. most institutions I have seen have the trauma
> team attack the patient on arrival. Who gets the report from EMS. is there
> a resident / rn or some other designated person to listen to EMS providers
> report. what could ems do to keep it simple in their reports to providers.
> thanks in advance...
> feel free to email me at sherrys at ohsu.edu or reply to the post.
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Hi Sherry

We have a reception team of 4 - 1 attending: takes the handover and keeps
overall view - only touches patient if residents (one anaesthesia / one
ortho / one gen surg) find something of note / want second opinion. He
will review patient in-toto during 2ndary survey.

thats how we do it!
Dr T C Hardcastle
M.B., Ch.B. (Stell); M. Med. (Chir) (Stell); FCS (SA)
Principal Specialist Trauma Surgeon /
Honorary Lecturer UKZN Dept Surgery
Deputy Director - IALCH Trauma Service

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