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[wptabtitle]Trauma care as mass mobilization [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]Studies in the minefields and war zones of Iraq and Cambodia document that trauma care is more than pure medical interventions: Survival depends on a structured social response by the affected communities. Immediate life support by trained local first helpers reduces mortality. Read more about trauma research.
[wptabtitle]Delivery Life Support [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]98 % of maternal deaths occur among poor women in the South. Most of these fatalities can be avoided. Preliminary results from studies in Cambodia indicate that the chain-of-trauma-survival reduces maternal and perinatal mortality rate. It also proves that including traditional birth attendants in the network is as crucial as in the trauma system. Read about Delivery life suupport projects [/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] 4th generation of war [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]Modern warfare causes terrible injuries hitherto unseen. In Iraq and Lebanon TMC develops new trauma system models in order to respond to mass casualties caused by the latest weapon systems.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Limb salvage surgery [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]With partners in European trauma centers we are developing new methods to rescue severely damaged limbs – aiming to delegate limb salvage skills to the rural district hospitals in the South. A workshop in Sampov Loun, Cambodia now produces high quality equipment for external fixation of complicated fractures of the extremities. The ex- fix, including a DVD – instruction for doctors, will be sold to hospitals in Cambodia.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]Safe blood transfusion [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]Trauma victims and mothers bleeding after delivery need blood transfusion.We are now testing local models for rural blood banking where blood-born diseases are endemic.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] Up and going again – with local technology [/wptabtitle]
[wptabcontent]At workshops in the mine fields of Cambodia aids for walking and working are designed and produced from local materials by local rehab workers.[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle]The Village University – sharing knowledge [/wptabtitle]
Trauma Care Foundation’s teaching manuals are published in a variety of local languages. However the Village University is more than teaching trauma care to locals. TMC also conducts international workshops in the South where latest knowledge is shared. TMC has also started a research school in Battambang, Cambodia, especially designed to meet the needs of the poor.
Read more about the village university