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Understanding Kinetics of Trauma

EMS Professionals that understand the kinetics of trauma can better understand the likely injuries there patient has suffered during a traumatic incident. Injury patterns are different for lateral motor vehicle collisions versus frontal impact collisions.

If you want to learn more about kinetics of trauma use these Everyday EMS Tips:

1. Visit and complete the 1.0 CECBEMS approved continuing education lesson on Kinetics of Trauma. There is an ALS and BLS version of the course available.

2. Check out these excellent links that were shared with me by Jamie Davis the podmedic:

Statistical Data on Motor Vehicle Accidents and Fatalities
Mechanism of Shoulder Injuries in MVA
Frontal Crash Injury Patterns

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.