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October 17th is World Trauma Day

Did you know October 17th is World Trauma Day? World Trauma Day was started in New Delhi, India in 2011 with the goal of setting aside a day to consider the impact, prevention and treatment of traumatic injuries and death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) trauma is a major cause of death and disability across the world. In India alone, approximately 400,000 lives are lost every year due to road accidents and the resulting trauma. WHO research has shown that at least 50 percent of road deaths occurring in developing countries could have been prevented with immediate pre-hospital care. 

In support of World Trauma Day OPENPediatrics is featuring our trauma resources, such as our video "Trauma Evaluation in the ICU" by Dr. Christopher Weldon. In this video, learn about how to systematically evaluate a patient with a traumatic injury. 

Be sure to check out additional trauma content from OPENPediatrics, including: 

  • Non-Accidental Trauma Course: This free course is designed to provide training in the recognition and reporting of physical child abuse and abusive head trauma. 
  • Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury: Learn about the underlying pathophysiology related to cerebral swelling, management of increased intracranial pressure, and optimization of cerebral perfusion pressure in patients with a traumatic brain injury.
  • Imaging of Pediatric Thoracic Trauma: Learn about the use of CT in thoracic trauma and when to use it.
  • Radiographic Findings in Abusive Head Trauma: Learn about the mechanisms of injury, clinical findings, and imaging patterns suggestive of abusive head injury.
  • Introduction to Burn Care: Learn about the practice of burn care including its history, organization and how burn care operates in disaster situations.

Participate in the global conversation on social media with the hashtag #WorldTraumaDay and look for ways you can be involved and support World Trauma Day in your institution. Along with the course and videos mentioned above, click here, to access additional OPENPediatrics trauma content.