Trauma Care

8232In the United States, there are over 37 million injury-related visits to the emergency room every year. One out of three people will suffer a traumatic injury during their lifetime.

Providing state-of-the-art trauma care to a community requires coordinated systems of emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons and their hospitals and centers. But it is clearly worth is as victims of traumatic injury treated at a Level I trauma center are 25% more likely to survive than those treated at a general hospital.

This series features distinguished trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine. They explore current advances in trauma care, past experiences with large-scale traumas like the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco and the impact trauma care has on the lives of their patients.

Introduction to Trauma
Disaster Response and the Asiana Plane Crash
Time Equals Neurons – Spinal Cord Injury Management in the First 4 Hours
Living With Traumatic Brain Injury
Public Health and Injury Prevention: Gun Violence and Traffic Deaths
Innovations in Trauma Care