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A new audio interview series featuring health care professionals and researchers involved in trauma care and rehabilitation has been published on the Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission website.

Called Trauma Exchange, the interviews are of interest to anyone involved in trauma care and rehabilitation. They cover a range of topics:

  • State of trauma research: Professor Belinda Gabbe talks about how injury research is driving innovation and new perspectives in the care of people affected by major trauma.
  • Māori experiences of trauma care and rehabilitation: Sharon Pihema gives an insight into the experiences of trauma care and rehabilitation for Māori.
  • Rehabilitation: How changes to community rehabilitation and the timeliness of services received following major trauma has had a positive impact on consumers – with Jonathan Armstrong.
  • Critical haemorrhage: Dr Kerry Gunn talks about a quality improvement project that aimed to reduce avoidable deaths from blood loss after trauma.
  • A history of the National Trauma Network: An overview of the first 10 years of the Network and what’s next with clinical lead Prof Ian Civil and former Network director Siobhan Isles.

You can listen to the interviews here: