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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 - Sept 26th @12pm

Dr. Francis Bakewell (Emergency Medicine Physician, Dalhousie University) will be presenting at the next Inter-Professional Clinical Trauma Webinar on Tuesday, September 26 from 1200 to 1300. The topic of the webinar will be "Ethical Decision Making at the Bedside in Trauma Care. To attend this webinar presentation, please register here

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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)


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)

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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