Trauma training and workload: a national survey

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578374
Title:
Trauma training and workload: a national survey
Authors:
McSorley, K; Quinlan, J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/578374
Abstract:
Trauma is a major source of mortality and morbidity throughout Ireland. Training in trauma is dependant on experience gained by trainees within specific posts. Trauma services are a topical issue at present with much discussion about delivery and restructuring. With this in mind we conducted an online survey of trainees in emergency medicine, orthopaedic and general surgery to assess current experience and opinions with regard to trauma. The survey was vetted and distributed by the relevant training bodies. 59(98.33%) respondents believed smaller units should be bypassed for major trauma and 55(91.67%) believed that larger hospitals receiving major trauma should have a trauma theatre available 24-hours a day. 55(91.67%) also foresaw themselves covering major trauma as consultants, consequently these trainees will be the consultants developing, moulding and working in this restructured trauma service.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE; STAFFING LEVELS; TRAUMA

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcSorley, Ken
dc.contributor.authorQuinlan, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-18T15:44:37Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-18T15:44:37Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/578374en
dc.description.abstractTrauma is a major source of mortality and morbidity throughout Ireland. Training in trauma is dependant on experience gained by trainees within specific posts. Trauma services are a topical issue at present with much discussion about delivery and restructuring. With this in mind we conducted an online survey of trainees in emergency medicine, orthopaedic and general surgery to assess current experience and opinions with regard to trauma. The survey was vetted and distributed by the relevant training bodies. 59(98.33%) respondents believed smaller units should be bypassed for major trauma and 55(91.67%) believed that larger hospitals receiving major trauma should have a trauma theatre available 24-hours a day. 55(91.67%) also foresaw themselves covering major trauma as consultants, consequently these trainees will be the consultants developing, moulding and working in this restructured trauma service.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectEMERGENCY MEDICAL CAREen
dc.subjectSTAFFING LEVELSen
dc.subjectTRAUMAen
dc.titleTrauma training and workload: a national surveyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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