Professor Sheldon Teperman, Director of Trauma and Critical Care Services. Jacobi Medical Centre, New York, discusses the similarities and differences between the NYC and London Major Trauma Systems. This is Professor Teperman's keynote address at the first Pan-London Trauma Symposium on December 14, 2016.
Dr Karen Hoffman talks about the AfterTrauma website (aftertrauma.org), and her plans to develop a new self-management app to help trauma survivors recover. Nicole Skeltys talks about how C4TS has been trying to raise awareness about the prevalence and impact of trauma via digital communications and fundraising events.
Tim Godfrey talks about his experience of the C4TS Masters in Trauma Sciences program (traumamasters.london), and the 2016 summer school group project. The students were charged with developing a communications strategy, including powerful videos, to address a scenario where a USA government decides to defund trauma systems - how do you fight back and defend them?
Barts Charity Seminar (2014). C4TS research fellow Elaine Cole discusses the longer-term impact of trauma from cycling collisions and other injury types. She explains what rehabilitation is and why it is so important, taking us through the rehabilitation pathway. Using existing data, Elaine demonstratse the disparity in rehab needs versus rehab provision, in addition to the huge economic burden and long-term impact of injury across multiple dimensions. Elaine presents a patient story and introduces a novel idea for the provision of invaluable support for long-term trauma survivors and their families.
From Barts Charity Seminar (2014). Trauma surgeons Nigel Tai and Tom Konig provide an insight into the work of the trauma and emergency teams at The Royal London Hospital. Nigel explains trauma as a disease and The Royal London Hospital's status as a Major Trauma Centre. He goes through the major trauma and cyclist caseload at RLH and the characterisation of physiological status and injury profile of the cyclists admitted. Tom gives an insight into the day to day of the trauma and emergency unit, and the observed increase in cycling injuries over the last few years. He gives an overview of pioneering treatment interventions which have transformed levels of care for cyclists injured on our roads.