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Nova Scotia Health

Trauma Program


Dedicated Inpatient Trauma Care at the QEII

On October 17th 2022, Trauma Nova Scotia is launching a new trauma consult (TC) service to facilitate dedicated, daily care for all major trauma patients in the province after admission to the QEII Health Science Centre in Halifax. The TC Service will improve efficiencies through coordinated efforts, improve the patient, family, and health care work experience and provide the best care possible for our trauma population. (MORE INFO)

Annual Report

2022/23 Annual Report

The 2022/23 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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LISTEN: Dr. Rob Green on the Todd Veinotte Show

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.


Upcoming Webinar - Oct 31st @12pm

Dr. Emily Krauss (Plastic Surgeon, Dalhousie University) will be presenting at the next Inter-Professional Clinical Trauma Webinar on Tuesday, October 31 from 1200 to 1300. The topic of the webinar will be "Peripheral Nerve Injury in a Nova Scotia Context." To attend this webinar presentation, please register here

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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)

Trauma News

This teen almost died in a crash. Her mom credits a special hospital team for saving her

Program gets patients home sooner and frees up hospital beds, doctors say. The pilot program, called the trauma consult service, launched in October 2022 and it's here to stay, according to Dan Cashen, provincial director of Trauma Nova Scotia. (FULL STORY)

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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)


QEII TIMES: Pioneering progress: New grant empowers young researchers

Dr. James Gould, QEII emergency medicine physician, was one of the first recipients of the QEII Foundation Raymond L. Roberts Emergency Medicine Young Researcher’s Grant (EMYRG). Established in early 2023 through a legacy gift to the QEII Foundation from the late Raymond L. Roberts, the grant aims to foster the growth of early-stage investigators such as emergency physicians, pharmacists, paramedics and nurses. (FULL STORY)


Trauma centered courses for health professionals will be offered at 10 sites across Nova Scotia

Dr. Robert Green talks about the difference these courses will make for rural communities.  (FULL STORY)

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Nova Scotia health-care workers take trauma care training course

Health-care workers across Nova Scotia are brushing up on their skills in providing trauma care. As Vanessa Wright reports, it's part of a province-wide training program designed to equip clinicians from rural areas with the essential skills and knowledge needed to handle trauma situations effectively. (FULL STORY)

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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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