Trauma is more of a disease of modern times than ever before. It is a public health problem of epidemic proportions that transcends geographic boundaries and affects all age groups. It is the most common cause of preventable death in the United States. An organized and methodologic approach to both trauma care and prevention has proven to be successful wherever practiced.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Injury Glasgow Coma Scale Trauma Care Advance Trauma Life Support Acute Spinal Cord Injury
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