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What should I do when a loved one is sent to a trauma unit?

When a loved one is sent to the trauma unit you should get to the hospital as soon as you can. You will probably be asked to stay in the waiting area, but the healthcare professionals there will be made aware of your presence and should keep you updated as appropriate.

When a loved one enters the trauma unit, try being supportive and brave; it’s also encouraged that family be present during trauma resuscitation.

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