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Organization of trauma centres in Poland

Agnieszka Szarpak
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2019.0011
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2019;4(2):55-59.

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Vol 4, No 2 (2019)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-08-06

Abstract

The organization of the medical emergency system in Poland assumes assistance to persons in danger of life and health at various stages, starting with the onset of their first symptoms. The witnesses of the event who undertake rescue operations — begin first aid and inform the emergency medical team — play a key role. The management of the trauma patient by staff requires knowledge of the patient’s assessment, as well as the ability to qualify the patient to the trauma centre according to criteria and age group, as there are two types of trauma centres: for adults and for people under 18 years of age, called a traumatic centre for children.

Abstract

The organization of the medical emergency system in Poland assumes assistance to persons in danger of life and health at various stages, starting with the onset of their first symptoms. The witnesses of the event who undertake rescue operations — begin first aid and inform the emergency medical team — play a key role. The management of the trauma patient by staff requires knowledge of the patient’s assessment, as well as the ability to qualify the patient to the trauma centre according to criteria and age group, as there are two types of trauma centres: for adults and for people under 18 years of age, called a traumatic centre for children.

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Keywords

trauma center; trauma center; children; injury

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Title

Organization of trauma centres in Poland

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 4, No 2 (2019)

Pages

55-59

Published online

2019-08-06

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2019.0011

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2019;4(2):55-59.

Keywords

trauma center
trauma center
children
injury

Authors

Agnieszka Szarpak

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