Ward Trauma Care

The care of the trauma patient evolves over their admission with the focus on the delivery of treatments specific to the traumatic injury as well as preparing for the journey to recovery. The care of the trauma patient on the ward often involves a multidisciplinary team including medical and nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and dieticians. Often the care decisions are complex due to multiple medical teams looking after multiple injuries.

The patient's condition can change over time with deterioration due to recognised complications such as pneumonia, thrombosis and delirium. Specific complications from inadequately treated pain or treatments (intercostal catheters) need to be actively sought and considered.

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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Other resources

Other resources and tools on the topic of ward trauma care.