Training critical care nurses in trauma care

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Abstract

Carter C, Cumming J (2014) Training critical care nurses in trauma care. Nursing Times; 110; 22, 16-18. Trauma is the commonest cause of death in people aged under 40 years. Despite review and debate, the quality of trauma training and care varies. This article examines the literature relating to trauma training in UK military and civilian environments to identify current practice and recommendations for training. It also discusses the British Association of Critical Care Nurses Military Region's one-day trauma critical care skills workshop.

Trauma training tends to focus on military or civilian emergency nurses. Critical care nurses would also benefit from a standardised, national trauma training programme

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> Trauma care in military and civilian settings

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> Why critical care nurses would benefit from trauma training

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> Recommendations for trauma training for critical care nurses

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