RescueDigest Resources: Trauma in Special Populations

RescueDigest’s Top Picks of essential resources for critical topics in emergency services.

Pediatric EMS Patient

Pediatric EMS Patient

“Not your Typical Trauma"

Caring for patients with severe traumatic injuries can be difficult enough but what do you do when your patient is very young, very old or very pregnant or very large? “Special populations” is the term we use to identify patients for whom we need new tools and different rules for trauma care. This program shows you how to ensure an informed size-up, systematic assessment and delivery of effective, prioritized trauma care for the most challenging patients that you’ll encounter.

How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency. these resources for social media and mobile technology use by emergency services are no means comprehensive. we’re providing them here for you as a jumping off point. If you’d like more information about individual services you can contact the agencies or vendors directly.

Pediatric Trauma

Geriatric Trauma

Bariatric Trauma

Trauma in the Pregnant Patient

New England Center for Rescue & Emergency Medicine’s Own Programs:

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Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services and hospital based healthcare systems. Currently a career Fire Captain / Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Rom is a frequent speaker at national conferences and a regular contributor to research, magazines, and textbooks on topics of field operations, leadership, and education in emergency services. Contact Rom via