What is it like, being in “the golden hour”?

I get excited by trauma.  There is a lot to get excited about.  It should be the leading health concern for people between the ages of 18 and 45.  There are a lot of moving parts.  There are a lot of things we do well, such as, transportation, airway management, damage control, resuscitation, etc.  Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the nuances of what’s exciting when care should be about the patient.  What does the patient think about how we care for them.  Our editorial this month comes from Dr. Bob Cooper.  There are different areas that he thought need improvement which, honestly, were not things on my radar.  Things like delirium have overlap with some of our non-trauma patients, but could dramatically improve their care if we found a solution.

Bob Cooper graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1984. He also completed a General Surgery internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency also at the University of Florida. A Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio followed.  Afterwards he then moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1991 and has lived there since. Just for background, he was NCAA Div 1 swimming as an undergraduate and transitioned to triathlon training during his residency. During the time of these events, he was gearing up for his next Ironman distance race.



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