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Public talk on major trauma taking place in Southampton

Picture credits: South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS)

The talk, which discusses how to manage seriously injured patients in a pre-hospital setting take place from 7pm this evening (Tuesday, 4th December).

In addition to the talk, there will be an insight into what happens at a Major Trauma Centre (MTCs) and a demonstration on how to perform CPR - which could save a life.

Trauma is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 40.

There are 20,000 cases of it in England every year, with up to 5,400 deaths across the country.

The public talk will be led by members of South Central Southern Ambulance (SCAS) and statistics show 5.4 patients are seen to every day across the SCAS region.

Those suffering with major trauma are no longer taken to the nearest hospital, with SCAS ambulance crews now treating them at the scene and taking them to a trauma centre.

There is a MTC at the University Hospital Southampton.

MTCs manage the most seriously injured patients.

Mark Ainsworth-Smith, MBE, Consultant Pre-Hospital Care Practitioner at SCAS will be conducting the talk.

Professor Robert Crouch OBE will educate people on what happens at MTCs and SCAS, Operations Manager, Jack Ansell will carry out CPR demonstrations.

For more information on the event and how to attend click here.

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