Curriculum and SyllabusTrauma surgery covers all types of trauma, including
musculo sceletal trauma. Trauma surgery covers also the prehospital
management, emergency room responsibility, intensive care management and
Therefore trauma surgery is an important part
of surgery, on the other hand, for trauma surgery a surgical basis, the
common trunk, is essential, to get competence for all patterns of
Only trauma surgeons with a special surgical
training may have this competence. All surgeons with specialisation for
trauma surgery (like in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland or
Czech Republic) or Trauma Surgeons (like Austria, Hungary, Spain) should
join an European Board of Trauma Surgeons, Division of the European
Board of Surgery.
This philosophy should expand to all EU
countries. In those countries of EU, where trauma surgery is not present
at this time, trauma management should be performed by surgeons. But
for the future, in this countries, the surgery should be structured into
Training for trauma surgeons should be 6 years
in minimum, approximately 50 % of this time in a trauma training
programme. The specification of all details should be done by an
European Board of Trauma Surgeons (EBTS).
- Training in Trauma Surgery (EBTS) has the goal to
enable surgeons to take care for all forms of trauma, including
musculo-sceletal traumata, to get the responsibility for the
coordination of all phases of traumatised patients, in diagnosis and
treatment, including intensive care management and rehabilitation on a
high standard level.
- The Division of Trauma Surgery is part of
the Union European of medicines specialistes (UEMS), Section Surgery
(European Board of Surgery) EBS.
- Standards of recognition and teachers will be laid down by the European Board of Trauma Surgery Division of the EBS.
- Training programs should include the
competence of the National trauma society as well as the European Board
of Trauma Surgery. A multilateral accepted practice programme for
training should be described by the European Board of Trauma Surgery in
close connection to the National Societies.
- Training programmes should be based on practical experience and skills in management of trauma patients.
- This training programme can be recognised
only by the European Board of Trauma Surgeons (EBTS), if both, the
director of the programme and the department meet the EBTS-Standards.
Approval of the programme is valid for 5 years as a maximum, a reapply
with giving details of personal and facility changes is necessary.
Inspections can be performed by national EBTS authorities.
- The Trauma Training Programme should be divided into:
- surgical basis training (common trunk) – 2 years
- primary trauma training (part of common trunk) – 2 years
- advanced trauma training – 2 years
- Only surgeons, who have completed the training programme are considered trauma surgeons.
- The entire comments of the training are defined by the EBTS.
- Scientific work and research is encouraged. This could be performed in an additional period of training.
- The program director is a trauma surgeon,
who has successfully passed the national training standards, who has
aquired extensive experience during a period of 5 years in minimum, who
is a distingnished professional, interested and capable in carrying a
training program and willing to spend sufficient time to practical
teaching as well as participation in clinical rounds, training
management meetings and administrative obligations involved.
The director is expected to take part regulary in publications and
presentations on trauma subjects at national and international level. It
is recommendable, that another trauma surgeon, than the programme
director is involved in the training instructions.
- The program director has to inform the
national organisation for certification and the EBTS by signing the
proposed training syllabus before starting the programme. After
finishing a training period, the director has to inform all involved
authorities of the trainee's approval.
- The department of trauma surgery, although
it may structurally be part of surgery, has to be a recognizable unit
with a trauma surgical staff.
- The department's operating list should
comprise a wide range of trauma surgical procedures with a recognisable
- The hospital facilities must include a well
equipped radiologic department (CT, angiography). A detailed register,
published audit and library is necessary.
- The trainee should be in possession at a
basic medical qualification and certification to practice medicine,
issued by a national authority in the EU. A minimum duration of common
trunk surgical training of 2 years is required. A numerical record of
the trainee's clinical experience is to be represented in a log book and
should be presented at visits or exams. The trainee is responsible for
providing data and information on the proposal training schedule
(periods of time of training-common trunk, basic trauma, advanced
trauma). The data should be signed by the program director.
- A certificate of quality recognition is
awarded to trauma surgeons, who have completed the whole program
accredited by the European Board of Trauma Surgeons, and have attained a
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