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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. vol.105 n.6 Pretoria Jun. 2015 



Algorithms for managing the common trauma patient



J John

MB ChB; Department of Urology, Frere Hospital, East London Hospital Complex, East London, South Africa



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Acknowledgement. A special thank you to the consultants at Frere Hospital for reviewing the algorithms and perfecting them for publication, especially Drs W Matshoba, K Kesner, E Simpson, D Brown and A Makangee. The contribution of the Eastern Cape Department of Health in providing funding for the printing and circulation of the algorithms and the Surgery Survival Guide handbook is gratefully acknowledged. A special word of appreciation to Prof. G Boon for driving this process from start to finish.


Further reading

American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma. ATLS: Advanced Trauma Life Support® Program for Doctors (ATLS®). Student Manual. 6th ed. Chicago, IL: American College of Surgeons, 1997.

Heyns C, Barnes D. Introduction to Urology. Cape Town: South African Urology Association.

John J, ed. Surgery Survival Guide. East London: Eastern Cape Department of Health, 2015.

Nicol A, Steyn E, eds. Handbook of Trauma for Southern Africa. 3rd ed. Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa, 2010.

Welzel T. Emergency Medicine Guidance for the Western Cape. Revised ed. Cape Town: Western Cape Department of Health, 2013.

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