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TraumaNet - COVID Protection

Posted at 2:16 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 14:16:24-04

TraumaNet is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of trauma care in Maryland. Made up of a group of dedicated doctors and other medical personnel, the team is asking people to stay safe during this time.

With the COVID-19 outbreak, trauma centers are still seeing victims of car accidents, drunk driving incidents, and more, plus an increase in children's bike accidents, home improvement project injuries, and other accidents as people stay in more. Doctors urge people to take caution, wear helmets, and pay attention. It's never a good time to need a trauma center, but risk is increased now.

Trauma centers are also faced with the same PPE shortages as many medical centers across the country. The barrier of PPE helps ensure the safety of the patient and doctor, but it can be hard for the doctor to make a personal connection with their patient or explain medical procedures.

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