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Blunt polytrauma presents to urban ED with requirement for airway, head injury and hemorrhagic shock management.

Educational Goals

Appropriate application of ATLS principles in a tertiary centre.

Objectives (Medical and CRM)

  1. Recognize key elements of pre-arrival history and make specific preparations for care based on this information.
  2. Apply a stepwise, organized ATLS approach to a trauma patient.
  3. Recognize the need for airway management in an unstable trauma patient.
  4. Resuscitate with blood products in a timely fashion.
  5. Ensure appropriate use.


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