Trauma and critical care
Trauma surgery is a surgical specialty that deals with accidents and injuries caused by impact to the body. Trauma injuries can result from car accidents, stabbings, gunshot wounds, machine injuries, animal attacks, and amputations among others. The trauma surgeon is in charge of evaluating, stabilizing and treating the trauma victim. They are responsible for determining the treatment plan for the patient and directing the care administered by the trauma team consisting of doctors, nurses, residents and support staff.