BHP trains medics, rescuers in trauma care

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First responders learn lessons in dealing with fractured limbs, CPR and general life support following road accidents at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s “Golden Hours of Trauma Care” seminar.
First responders learn lessons in dealing with fractured limbs, CPR and general life support following road accidents at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s “Golden Hours of Trauma Care” seminar.

More than 250 paramedics, rescue workers, doctors and nurses learned about the “Golden Hours of Trauma Care” at a Bangkok Hospital Pattaya seminar.

BHP director Dr. Siharaj Lohachitranon opened the Nov. 27 workshop at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, which was headlined by Dr. Klit Kaewroj of Mahidol Siriraj Hospital’s medical faculty.

He spoke about pre-hospital assessment of severe trauma patients, noting that quality of care in the field correlates directly to patient survival rates at the hospital.

First responders learned lessons in dealing with fractured limbs, CPR and general life support following road accidents.

Other seminars covered internal bleeding and how to stop it, something more important than dealing with bone issues, doctors said. Controlling external bleeding also was covered.

Apart from procedures in trauma care, the meeting covered local health center development, as some patients might be a great distance from any hospital and basic support is necessary before being transported to the nearest facility.