Did you know that injuries related to crushing, fractures and dislocations contributed to more than half of workplace major injuries in Singapore in 2018 and 2019 (Workplace Safety and Health Report, 2019)? Although these injuries are not often seen in daily practice, the readiness in managing crush injury casualties should not be taken lightly as crush syndrome is one of the common causes of death after a direct impact from the trauma. The pre-hospital treatment of the casualty involves the pre-extrication phase and the post-extrication phase. This Pre-hospital Trauma Training covered real-life case studies, practical lectures, and interactive discussions on the spectrum of crush injuries and crush syndrome – how they occur, what they result in, what to look out for and how to manage crush injuries on the ground.
Chairperson: Dr Alvin Tan (SKH), Speakers: Mr Kenneth Foong (SCDF), Dr Tan Hwee Leong (SKH), Dr Goh Mui Heng (TTSH).