Advancing Trauma and Emergency Education Through Virtual Presence

Zachary M. Bauman, Asad Azim, Rifat Latifi, Bellal Joseph

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Purpose of Review: Telemedicine has played a pivotal role in centralization of trauma care at large trauma centers and trauma systems. The purpose of this review is to highlight the role of telemedicine and virtual education in advancing trauma and emergency education through virtual presence Recent Findings: The use of telemedicine has recently revolutionized trauma patient care and education with the introduction of telepresence. The development of telepresence allows experienced trauma surgeons to have a virtual presence in emergency rooms in some of the most remote locations on the planet, providing up-to-date clinical knowledge and training to surgeons working in a remote area that is otherwise not possible. Summary: Through this virtual presence, trauma surgeons are able to help direct trauma patient care, advise on diagnostic studies and procedures, and help make appropriate decisions regarding the transfer of trauma patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-131
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Trauma Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Outcomes
  • Telemedicine
  • Telepresence
  • Teletrauma
  • Trauma care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation


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