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    last updated: 01/26/2016
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The development of a “trauma system” in the developing world has not been contemplated before, secondary to the lack of vision and the perceived lack of resources. The trauma division is playing a leading role in the creation of a model for the advancement of trauma systems across the world.


  • Administration and headquarter of the Panamerican Trauma Society (link to PTS)
  • Student Co-President of the PTS Student Committee
  • Provision of the ITSDP-PTS Basic Trauma Course in Colombia and Paraguay
  • Provision of the PTS Ultrasound in Emergency and Trauma (USET) Basic and advanced course in the USA, Colombia, Panama, Brazil
  • Provision of the PTS Advanced Disaster Medical Response course
  • Development and Collaboration on the ITSDP/PTS Trauma Registry and ED form
  • Training on the ITSDP/PTS Trauma Registry Software and ED form
  • Educational International Observership program for students, residents, fellows, attendings and prehospital personnel.
  • Establishment of an initial pilot phase Trauma registry in 3 hosptitals in Colombia, 1 hospital in Panama and Ecuador.
  • Several Publications in the Panamerican Journal of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery


  • Basic trauma course for rural physicians in Ecuador
  • Basic Trauma course for prehospital personnel
  • Creation of a Trauma ED Form and a complimentary Electronic Trauma Registry data base
  • Establishment of an electronic interhospital referral system between the provincial hospitals and the definitive centers outside of the province
  • Establishment of a volunteer paramedical system as a collaborative effort between the Red Cross, The Firefighters, and the Civil defense organization
Establishment of an aerial paramedic


 ITSDP Projects
Trauma Registry
Cali, Columbia
Panama City, Panama
Medillin, Columbia