Despite numerous technological advances in clinical trauma specialities including surgery, the mortality from major trauma is still a challenge. However, the trauma management landscape has changed a lot.
A COMMON QUESTION in clinic is: “How experienced and skilled are you and your team?”, and the team might even ask themselves: “How skilled are we really”? Although closely supervised and trained under a gradually-increasing responsibility principle, a time will come when there is no immediate available back-up in the catheterization lab. Furthermore, increased transparency and public awareness of medical errors has opened up a Pandora’s Box regarding a physician’s skill level and experience.
Below you will find an article originally published in ECR Today 2012 © ESR – European Society of Radiology. Featured are Professor Lars Lönn, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen and Dr David Kessel immediate past president of the British Society of Interventional Radiology and consultant radiologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, U.K.
Both gentlemen are senior and very experienced in the area and both have used simulation extensible for education. The article is focusing on the opportunity however also challenges using Computer Tomography with respect to trauma care and opportunities to save lives, if this is implemented in a correct way.
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Göran Malmberg, CEO at Mentice AB