Enhancing trauma education worldwide through telemedicine

Antonio Marttos, Jr, Fernanda M. Kuchkarian, Phillipe Abreu-Reis, Bruno M.T. Pereira, Francisco S. Collet-Silva, Gustavo P. Fraga

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Abstract

Advances in information and communication technologies are changing the delivery of trauma care and education. Telemedicine is a tool that can be used to deliver expert trauma care and education anywhere in the world. Trauma is a rapidly-evolving field requiring access to readily available sources of information. Through videoconferencing, physicians can participate in continuing education activities such as Grand Rounds, seminars, conferences and journal clubs. Exemplary programs have shown promising outcomes of teleconferences such as enhanced learning, professional collaborations, and networking. This review introduces the concept of telemedicine for trauma education, and highlights efforts of programs that are utilizing telemedicine to unite institutions across the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS4
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine

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    Marttos, Jr, A., Kuchkarian, F. M., Abreu-Reis, P., Pereira, B. M. T., Collet-Silva, F. S., & Fraga, G. P. (2012). Enhancing trauma education worldwide through telemedicine. World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 7, [S4]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1749-7922-7-S1-S4