Episode 6: Trauma in Quebec

This series is organized in collaboration with the McGill University Health Centre and the MGH 200th Anniversary Organizing Committee.

March 23, 2022 at 4:30 pm / Online event

It may seem hard to believe but, as recently as the early 1990s, the mortality rate of people entering hospitals in Quebec with traumatic injuries hovered around 50%, meaning half the people who made it to an emergency room with a life-threatening injury didn’t make it home!

Since the establishment of Quebec’s province-wide trauma system in 1993, led by Dr. David S. Mulder, that rate has dropped dramatically to around 5%. Nevertheless, trauma remains the number one cause of death among Canadians under 44 years of age.

The Dr. David S. Mulder Trauma Centre is one of only three Level 1 adult trauma centres in Quebec and the key treatment centre for people with the most complex and serious injuries. To discuss the evolution of the practice and the main challenges in trauma, we have gathered for you three exceptional guests: Dr. Tarek Razek, Chief of Trauma, Claudia Di Iorio, former patient and CODE LiFE Leader, and Melissa Donaldson, clinical nurse at the ER. With former CTV host Annie DeMelt.

Dr. Tarek Razek
Claudia Di Iorio
Melissa Donaldson