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Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2017 Jan-Mar;7(1):32-37. doi: 10.4103/IJCIIS.IJCIIS_5_17.

The right team at the right time - Multidisciplinary approach to multi-trauma patient with orthopedic injuries.

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1
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.
2
Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.
3
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.
4
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA; Multi-Center Trials Group, OPUS 12 Foundation Global, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical Care, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.
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Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA; Multi-Center Trials Group, OPUS 12 Foundation Global, Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, and Burn, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA; Multi-Center Trials Group, OPUS 12 Foundation Global, Bethlehem, PA, USA.

Abstract

Integrated, multidisciplinary team approach to the multiply injured patient can help optimize care, minimize morbidity, and reduce mortality. It also provides a framework for accelerated postinjury rehabilitation course. The characteristics and potential benefits of this approach, including team dynamics and interactions, are discussed in this brief review. Emphasis is placed on synergies provided by specialty teams working together in the framework of care coordination, timing of surgical and nonsurgical interventions, and injury/physiologic considerations.

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Bach JA, Leskovan JJ, Scharschmidt T, Boulger C, Papadimos TJ, Russell S, Bahner DP, Stawicki SPA. Multidisciplinary approach to multi-trauma patient with orthopedic injuries: the right team at the right time. OPUS 12 Scientist 2012;6(1):6-10.

KEYWORDS:

Multi-disciplinary collaboration; multiple injured patient; orthopedic trauma; patient care; review; team approach

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