In working towards decreasing the burden of death and disability from injury, a
spectrum of activities needs to be considered, ranging from surveillance and basic
research to prevention programmes, to trauma management. Large gains are to
be made in prevention, and hence a major emphasis should be placed on this
approach. There are also major gains to be made by addressing treatment. That
is to say, low-cost initiatives can help to reinforce current trauma treatment
systems worldwide and by so doing help to reduce the overall burden from injury.
The goals of us is to identify and promote
such inexpensive ways of reinforcing trauma treatment worldwide.
Dr. Tejas Gandhi seeks to accomplish this overall goal by better defining what
essential trauma treatment services should realistically be made available to almost
every injured person nationaly & globally.The project then seeks to develop ways of assuring
the availability of these services by reinforcing inputs of:
- Human resources
- Physical resources
Injured Patients can be categorized into three broad sets
- Life-threatening injuries are appropriately treated, promptly and in accordance
with appropriate priorities, so as to maximize the likelihood of survival.
- Potentially disabling injuries are treated appropriately, so as to minimize
functional impairment and to maximize the return to independence and to
participation in community life.
- Pain and psychological suffering are minimized