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4th Annual Trauma Conference 2019

Emergency Aeromedical Service has responded to over 3,700 tasks

By Catherine Reilly | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS), operated by the HSE and Irish Air Corps, has responded to over 3,700 tasks since commencing in June 2012,  the Mater Hospital’s 4th annual trauma conference heard. Commandant Jay O’Reilly, Squadron Commander, 301 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Irish Air Corps, also told the conference that the top two receiving hospitals are…

Trauma surgeon is ‘code red surgeon’, hears Mater conference

By Catherine Reilly | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The question of who fulfils the role of trauma surgeon can be “difficult to answer”, a trauma and vascular surgeon told the 4th annual trauma conference at the Mater Hospital, Dublin.  Speaking on training the modern trauma surgeon, Mr Morgan McMonagle emphasised the crucial role of the trauma surgeon in identifying and controlling major haemorrhage.…

Falls ‘epidemic’ requires Ministerial action – MTA Clinical Lead

By Catherine Reilly | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Action is required at “Ministerial level” on the high incidence of major trauma arising from low falls, the Clinical Lead for the Major Trauma Audit (MTA) has told the Medical Independent (MI). Speaking at the Mater Hospital’s 4th annual trauma conference, Dr Conor Deasy said low falls were the most frequent cause of major trauma…

‘Tentative’ discussions with Beaumont on neurosurgery – Mater CEO

By Catherine Reilly | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital has had “tentative” discussions with Beaumont Hospital around future neurosurgery provision, in the context of the Mater’s bid for major trauma centre status, according to the Mater CEO. Speaking to the Medical Independent (MI) at the Mater’s 4th annual trauma conference, Mr Gordon Dunne commented: “We have had initial discussions,…

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