Strategies For Road Traffic Injury Prevention

  • Jamshed Akhtar


Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.1 In developing countries with increasing population, urbanization, and lack of implementation of rules and regulations, burden of trauma is on rise.2 Public health measures to address this issue are nowhere to be seen. Many research articles are available on pattern of trauma in local context; however learning from these findings is not implemented in its letter and spirit. On the other hand improvement is seen in care of trauma victims both at pre hospital level and in-hospital management. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), a world recognized course, is available in Pakistan a College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP). EMS are also trained according to philosophy of ATLS course. This provides better communication and care for trauma victims at the scene of accident and during transfer to definitive care facility………………