Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Traumatic Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment and Complications

A trauma patient is someone who has suffered a serious or life threatening injury as a result of an event such as a car accident, gunshot wound or fall. Traumatic injuries may affect many parts of the body, including the brain, the extremities and internal organs. The severity of injuries can range from minor to life-threatening. Trauma obviously affects the patient physically, but it can have lasting effects on the patient and those close to the patient emotionally. Therefore it is good to be able to receive prompt and thorough care after suffering any type of severe and life threatening injury.