Webinar: Road Trauma and Treatment in High-, Middle- and Low-Income Countries
Tuesday August 4, 2020
10:00 -11:00 a.m. CT
The World Health Organization in their recent Global Status Report on Road Safety (2018) noted that road safety internationally is progressively getting worse where deaths from road traffic crashes have increased to 1.35 million a year (nearly 3,700 people are dying each day on the world’s roads). They further report that death rates in low-income countries are three times higher than in high-income countries as transportation demand increases. This translates to more than 80 percent of the road safety problem occurs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
The report lists a number of simple and affordable post-crash care interventions likely to save lives. Importantly, these include effective timely care for the injured at the scene, prompt transport to appropriate emergency and surgical care at hospital, and early access to rehabilitation services. In addition, essential trauma care services are needed in many developing countries to provide best practice surgical equipment and treatment. The report further claims that the proportion of patients who die before reaching a hospital in low-income countries is over twice that in high-income countries.
This webinar will address the status of road trauma and treatment in Middle and Low-Income Countries and what is required to improve these services to save lives and severe injuries.
This webinar is available to AAAM Members (all member types) at no cost. There is a charge of $50 (USD) for non-members. Pre-registration is required.
- Moderator: Frank Pintar, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA..
- Introduction: Professor Brian Fildes, Professor Research, Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Dr. Vincent Muoki Mutiso, Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma surgeon, Department of Orthopedic surgery, University of Nairobi.
Dr. Witaya Chadbunchachai, expert for the WHO Expert Advisory Panel for Injury Prevention and Control and Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion based in the Khon Kaen Regional Hospital.
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