Major Trauma

Major trauma is any event that can cause very serious injury, such as: A fall from more than 10 ft (3.1 m) [more than 5 ft (1.5 m) for children under 2 years and adults over 65]. A car crash in which any vehicle involved was going more than 20 miles (32 km) per hour. Any event that causes severe bleeding that you cannot…

Major Trauma

Major Trauma

Major trauma is any event that can cause very serious injury, such as:

  • A fall from more than10 ft (3.1 m)[more than5 ft (1.5 m) for children under 2 years and adults over 65].
  • A car crash in which any vehicle involved was going more than20 miles (32 km) per hour.
  • Any event that causes severe bleeding that you cannot control.
  • Any event forceful enough to badly break a large bone (like an arm bone or leg bone).

Credits

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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