The new section „Polytrauma“ has been initiated in order to provide a place for several aspects. Among these, several have not been covered at all so far, but were topics in ESTES congresses and discussions. Trauma systems and trauma documentation are an important aspect in Europe, as several networks and registries exist. Teaching has gained increasing importance within ESTES as new courses continue to be developed. Also, translational research will become more of an issue. More importantly, a sustained focus should be laid in the issues of the trauma chain – from prehospital care through rehabilitation. All these aspects are of special importance in the multiply injured patient.
The slides of the first section meeting can be downloaded here.
Existing guidelines can be downloaded here.