Chest Trauma

Chest trauma is well recognised to occur following high velocity trauma such as traffic related injury, but frequently occurs as the result of falls and low velocity injury in the elderly (Curtis et al. 2010).

The management of chest trauma has demonstrated the need for multi-modal care, including pain relief, physiotherapy, respiratory interventions and more recently the options for surgical stabilisation (Barrett-Connor et al. 2010), (Kourouche et al. 2018).

Training resource kits

Each kit is a collection of tools and resources to guide the effective delivery of a trauma education event. The kits are designed for use in any Queensland Health facility and can be modified by the facilitator to the needs of the learner, as well as the environment in which the education is being delivered.

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Clinical guidelines

Links to relevant clinical guidelines.

Other resources

Other resources and tools on the topic of chest trauma.