n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The pre-hospital trauma and emergency doctor : main topic
|Article Title||The pre-hospital trauma and emergency doctor : main topic|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jun 2004|
|Pages||311 - 314|
|Keyword(s)||Emergencies, Emergency doctors, Emergency medical services, EMS, Hospitals and Pre-hospital trauma|
Doctors practising in the pre-hospital emergency care area need to have training, equipment and dedication. <br>Collaboration with emergency services is vital. Understanding of ambulance personnel capabilities, protocols and equipment is important. <br>The doctor must develop capacity and skills in command and control, communications, driving and navigation. <br>It is advisable to undergo additional advanced life support courses. <br>The provision, marking, equipping and driving of a response vehicle requires training and experience. <br>Personal protection clothing and equipment are vital. <br>Doctor identification documentation and marking are important. <br>Appropriate and compatible medical and other equipment must be carried. <br>Scene approach, assessment, safety and inter-agency co-operation and collaboration are fundamental.
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