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Training in advanced trauma life support is unnecessary for all senior house officers in accident and emergency

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.603 (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:603
  1. J William, Specialist registrar ([email protected]),
  2. S Tice, Specialist registrar
  1. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Mayday University Hospital, Surrey CR7 7YE

    EDITOR—Price and Hughes's proposition that all senior house officers should be trained in advanced trauma life support before working in accident and emergency1 fails to tackle the fundamental problems in trauma care in the United Kingdom. Of course senior house officers in accident and emergency must be familiar with advanced trauma life support and be capable of initiating the management of a multiply injured patient, but they cannot and should not be expected to be an expert …

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