Trauma surgery may be a surgical specialty that utilizes both operative and non-operative management to treat traumatic injuries, typically in an acute setting. Trauma surgeons generally complete residency training General Surgery and sometimes fellowship training in trauma or surgical critical care. The trauma surgeon is liable for initially resuscitating and stabilizing and later evaluating and managing the patient. The attending trauma surgeon also leads the trauma team, which usually includes nurses and support staff also as resident physicians in teaching hospitals.
What is the purpose of Trauma Surgery?
Trauma surgeons must be knowledgeable in a wide variety of general surgical, thoracic, and vascular procedures and must be ready to make complex decisions, often with little time and incomplete information. Proficiency altogether aspects of medical care medicine/critical care is required. Hours are irregular and there’s a substantial amount of night, weekend, and holiday work. Salaries for trauma surgeons are like that of general surgeons.
Most patients presenting to trauma centers have multiple injuries involving different organ systems, then the care of such patients often requires a big number of diagnostic studies and operative procedures. The trauma surgeon is liable for prioritizing such procedures and for designing the general treatment plan. This process starts as soon because the patient arrives within the emergency department and continues to the OR , medical care unit, and hospital floor. In most settings, patients are evaluated consistent with a group of predetermined protocols (triage) designed to detect and treat life-threatening conditions as soon as possible. After such conditions are addressed (or ruled out), non-life-threatening injuries are addressed.