Trauma Special Interest Group
Role of the Trauma Special Interest Group:
- Develop links with International Trauma Care organizations (eg WHO) to assist with the development of minimum standards of care for injured patients
- Actively contribute to ICEM meetings by contributing trauma-related sessions and workshops related to the provision of evidence-based trauma care
- Develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the provision of trauma care across a range of resource rich and poor countries
- Develop a white paper on trauma system minimum standards as a model for trauma system development in countries with limited resources
Associate Professor Anthony Joseph | Chair
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Dr Joseph is the current Co-Director of the Trauma Service and senior Staff Specialist in the Emergency Department at Royal North Shore Hospital. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. He is a past –President and co-founder of the Australasian Trauma Society (ATS). He is the current Chair of the ATS Program Committee and has been Chair of both the Organising and Scientific Committees for most of the Annual Scientific Meetings since the formation of the ATS. He has held numerous positions as Chair and member of committees for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and was a member of the ACEM Court of Examiners from 2002 to 2018. He is a currently active EMST Course Director and Instructor.
Resources and Training
“White Paper on Guidelines for the development of International Trauma Systems”
Executive summary of the White paper:
This White Paper has been produced by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Trauma Special Interest Group (SIG) in order to provide a framework for the assessment and development of Trauma systems. This paper is based on best current international evidence which shows that well developed Trauma Systems improve patient outcomes. The paper provides a framework for clinical staff, who provide care for seriously injured patients, to assess their own Trauma Systems and inform further development as appropriate. The main goal of this paper is to provide a mechanism for improvement in Trauma System development based on current needs and resources.
Member countries are encouraged to read the document and use any parts of it that may assist in Trauma System Development in their own country.
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