HMC issues Trauma Manual to unify surgery, care standards

December 30, 2013 - 6:51:13 am

A representative of Medical Education Department receives a copy of the manual during the launch.


DOHA: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has issued a Trauma Manual to unify trauma surgery and care standards at its hospitals. Developed by the Trauma Department, the manual is first of its kind in the region. 

“The purpose of the manual is to provide all surgeons and healthcare professionals working in trauma care with accurate instructions and a useful introduction to trauma care to unify standards of trauma care services in Qatar and the Gulf,” said Dr Hassan Al Thani, Senior Consultant and Head of Trauma, Vascular and General Surgery Sections at HMC’s Trauma Centre. 

“In addition to international medical references currently in use, the manual is the first regionally developed medical reference on trauma care and surgery. 

“That is why it was met with great satisfaction by doctors in Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain,” he said. 

Dr Al Thani said the manual provides outcome of multiple scientific reviews and wished that it would be recognised and approved as a medical reference for trauma surgery by all trauma units in the region. 

“The manual represents over two years of work. We formed work groups, each comprising  three consultants and specialists, who reviewed every chapter according to their specialities and expertise,” Dr Al Thani added. 

The manual is the result of efforts of doctors in the vascular and trauma surgery sections, including Dr Al Thani, Dr Rifat Latifi, Dr Ayman Al Munir, Dr Ahmad Zarour and Dr Hisham Abdulrahman, as well as medical staff. 

It has undergone five revisions and will be reviewed every three years to ensure it contains the latest information. 

“The manual is a valuable book that meets international standards and can be compared with international medical references,” said Dr Al Thani. 

The Peninsula

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