Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP)

Pre-hospital and trauma care

Adequate prehospital care saves lives.

Pre-hospital and trauma care for victims of road traffic collisions is an integral part of secondary and tertiary prevention. WHO, in collaboration with the International Society of Surgery and the International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care, have just published the Essential Trauma Care Guidelines which set forth a list of essential services and other human and physical resources that are needed and achievable in virtually every setting in the world.

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