Dr Hassan Al Thani, Head of Trauma and Vascular Surgery, addressing the event.
Doha: The importance of teamwork among multidisciplinary professionals providing care to severely injured patients was highlighted at the first Trauma Multidisciplinary Critical Care Educational Day held by the Trauma Centre at Hamad Medical Corporation.
It provided an opportunity for about 70 professionals to discuss international best practices in the care of severely injured patients and learn from experts such as Dr Hassan Al Thani, Head of Trauma and Vascular Surgery, Dr Ahmad Zarour, Consultant General/Trauma and Critical Care Surgeon and Director of Trauma Critical Care at HMC, and Dr Alasdair Conn, Medical Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Inpatient Access and Transfer Centre and Chief Emeritus of MGH Emergency Services.
“In Qatar where trauma is a leading cause of death, the centre has gained international recognition for its role in improving care for severely injured people,” Dr Al Thani said in his welcome remarks.
“A trauma centre – appropriately equipped and staffed and linked to an organised pre-hospital system – can lead to a significant decrease in deaths in severe traumatic injury,” said Dr Conn.