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TRAUMA.ORG exists to promote and disseminate the knowledge and practice of injury prevention and trauma care throughout the world. Using the Internet it aims to provide accurate, current information in the field of trauma, and present an interactive forum for trauma care providers throughout the globe. TRAUMA.ORG aims to provide a repository for educational materials, sources of information, details of forthcoming events and original articles, relating to the field of trauma care.

Bringing together the knowledge and experience of doctors, nurses, paramedics, researchers and all groups directly and indirectly related to trauma management, it has established an on-line, global, trauma community that promotes and furthers the care of the injured patient.

The TRAUMA.ORG web site and its associated mailing list, the trauma-list, was established in 1995. Site accesses have increased exponentially alongside the growth of the internet. Currently we are transmitting 32 gigabytes of information per month as 1,130,000 pages to 93,000 visitors in 110 countries. The site is linked to by over 3000 sites on the Internet and has been reviewed and recommended in the British Medical Journal, Archives of Surgery and a numerous conferences and meetings around the world.

This web site is an area for health care professionals only.
Material on this site is NOT suitable for members of the general public.
Requests for information from the general public will not be answered.

Please read our disclaimer for further information.

On this page: About TRAUMA.ORG and our activities:

   Donating to Trauma.Org
   TRAUMA.ORG's services
   How to submit to
   Referencing pages
   Contact addresses


Trauma.Org is a non-profit organisation that relies on grants and donations. Making an online donation will allow us to improve our services and continue our activities for the global trauma and critical care community. Making a donation, no matter how small, will allow is to improve our web site content, bring online new ideas in trauma education, increase our global reach, add to the interactive trauma scenarios and support the international discussion groups.


TARGET: £20,000

A suggested donation is £10-20 ($15-30 approx). On-line donation is safe, secure and rapid. If you would like to support Trauma.Org with a larger donation (over £200) please contact

TRAUMA.ORG's services for the trauma & critical care community


TRAUMA.ORG's primary aim is to promote trauma care and increase knowledge and understanding of trauma and its management. The Internet allows us to provide up-to-date information and guidance to all corners of the globe, to places where resources such as textbooks and libraries are difficult to come by. Information on these pages conforms to the 'Health on the Net' code of practice and is fully identified and referenceable.

Traumabank: An educational materials repository covering all aspects of trauma care, from injury prevention through to definitive surgical techniques covering all specialties related to trauma.

Imagebank: A unique, structured database of images related to trauma and it's management, freely available for personal use. The imagebank is growing rapidly as more people submit their high-quality, informative images.

Interactive: The interactive trauma simulations, or 'moulages' were the first of their kind on the internet and remain some of the most complex. They are used around the world to train doctors, nurses and paramedics in trauma care. The Trauma Team Leader Decision Scenarios test both knowledge and decision-making ability.



Trauma-list discussion group: The trauma-list has over 1600 members making it one of the largest and most active specialist medical discussion groups on the Internet. Participants are mainly doctors, with trauma and general surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthesia and critical care being the most prominent specialties. The remainder of the membership is composed of trauma nurses and paramedics. Discussions cover all aspects of trauma care - burning issues and difficult patients. Pertinent discussions are archived on the web site.

Global coverage of the trauma-list


Conference & Course Support

Annoucements: Conferences and courses in trauma and critical care around the world are announced on our main conference page. We also hold information on bodies responsible for administration of the Advanced Trauma Life Support course and the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care course.

Web site: We can provide free web space for conference details, programme and registration information. Email

Palmtop information: Conference details, programme, maps, abstracts and local hotel, restaurant and travel information can be available to your conference particpants on their handheld computers for use during the conference. Email


Web Site Hosting

We provide trauma and critical care groups and societies with free web space for their organisation. We can take over as much or as little as societies want of the design and administration of their web sites. We currently host the web sites of the British Trauma Society and the International Trauma Anesthesia & Critical Care Society.



Training and Jobs

Fellowship Database: The largest and most up-to-date listing of trauma fellowships around the world the fellowship database current lists over 110 institutions offering specialist training in trauma specialties

Student Electives Database: A new initiative that allows medical students to locate units around the world that will introduce them to the different and exciting faces of trauma care.

Appointments: Our jobs page lists current available positions in trauma and critical care.


Contributing material to

Submissions for inclusion to the web site are always welcome. Preferred articles are in a 'review', 'current opinion' or 'editorial' format. Please contact the site director, Karim Brohi, for discussion of possible subjects. We also accept case presentations and picture or video submissions to the imagebank.


Referencing web pages

Author. Title., year;volume(issue):paging or indicator of length. Available Protocol (if applicable): Site/Path/File


McGinley A. 'Accident prevention - Does it prevent traumatic injury?' 2000;5:12. Available:

Author. Subject of message. trauma-list. Year, Month Day. Available


Cursic, C. 'Thoracotomy for persistent air leak. trauma-list. 2000, December 8. Available:

These styles are modified from the APA Style of Citation: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 4th edition.



Contact Details

To send a message to TRAUMA.ORG email:

Mailing-list enquiries:
Conference announcements/advertisements:
Imagebank submissions:
Fellowship database additions/modifications:
Medical student elective database additions/modifications:

Please direct all trauma or web related enquiries to one of the above email addresses.
We cannot answer trauma related questions over the telephone.
Telephone communications should be reserved for sponsorship, advertising and other administrative enquiries.