VOA Learning English: Improvements in Trauma Care Save Lives
In the United States, hospitals with the best resources to treat injuries
are known as trauma centers. One of the largest is at the Los Angeles
County-University of Southern California Medical Center.
Dr. Demetrios Demetriades is the director of trauma services at
the hospital. He says when a trauma team is activated, all the members
are expected to be ready within five minutes. This happens before
the patient even arrives. Every member of the team has a job
to do. Dr. Demetriades says this methodical way of treating patients
in the trauma center has greatly reduced preventable deaths.
Other trauma care changes have also improved survival rates. (read more)