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

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Organization of trauma centres in Poland

Agnieszka Szarpak1
Disaster Emerg Med J 2019;4(2):55-59.

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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