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Nova Scotia Health

Trauma Program



Heal Nova Scotia Research Program

A multidisciplinary group of individuals from the Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health Centre, and Dalhousie University have partnered with the NS Department of Health & Wellness and other universities across the province to establish Heal Nova Scotia (Heal-NS), a research program devoted to bringing together researchers to investigate topics related to violence with the common goal of helping Nova Scotians find answers and healing in the aftermath of the Portapique mass shooting. (MORE INFO)

Annual Report

2020/21 Annual Report

The 2020/21 Nova Scotia Health Trauma Program Annual Report is now available. The report provides information on major traumas at the QEII HSC and the IWK Health Centre and highlights trauma education, research, and quality initiatives. (DOWNLOAD)

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Trauma News

Story of Survival

Curtis Coley is a living miracle. He's a son who the province's medical trauma director says had less than one percent chance of surviving horrific injuries sustained in a car crash. He's a young man who died three times and was brought back through heroic medical treatment. (FULL STORY)


Upcoming Webinar 

Dr. Peter Brindley (Critical Care Physician, University of Alberta) will present on practical crisis management in trauma at the next Inter-Professional Clinical Trauma Rounds on September 27 2022 from 1600-1700. (REGISTER)

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Top 10 for ATLS

Presenting the NSH Trauma Program's Top 10 things that trauma care professionals need to know, based on the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program (10th Edition) developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. 

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Forensic Blood Collection in Nova Scotia

The rationale and process for forensic blood collection in the province of Nova Scotia. Featuring: Dr. Rob Green, Dr. John Ross, Dr. Heather Flemming, and Cst. John McLeod of the Halifax Regional Police. Watch the full video here.

Healthcare in the Maritimes During COVID-19

Dr. Rob Green, Provincial Medical Director of the NSH Trauma Program, speaks with the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation about healthcare and research in the Maritimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Trauma Procedure Video Series

This video series was produced to serve as a resource to support all members of our trauma teams across Nova Scotia. This series uses clinical grade cadavers to demonstrate common procedures required for the management of critically ill trauma patients. (MORE)

Reducing the Impact of Trauma

Thousands of Nova Scotians experience traumatic injuries every year, from falls and motor vehicle collisions, to stabbings and gunshot wounds. The dedicated team at the NSH Trauma Program works hard to continuously improve and ensure consistencies in the quality of care people receive throughout the province. (FULL STORY)