What kinds of doctors work in a trauma team?

The types of doctors who work on a trauma team will most likely include a fellowship-trained trauma surgeon, an internist who is fellowship trained in pulmonary (lung) and critical care medicine and a general internist (hospitalist). In addition, the trauma team includes nurses, a respiratory therapist, physical therapist and occupational therapists.
Because trauma or injury involves many different areas of the body, it requires a lot of teamwork. A trauma team involves a trauma surgeon, orthopedists to take care of any fractures that might happen in the extremities and neurosurgeons to treat any head injuries. A trauma team also has access to specialties such as ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial trauma.

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