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Telepresence surgeons found useful in trauma centre

A new study suggests that telepresence of a remote trauma surgeon could be useful and functional in a trauma setting, with the potential to address staffing shortages in rural and urban trauma care during mass casualty or disaster scenarios.  Published in Telemedicine and e-Health’s April edition, researchers from the University of Miami’s Lehman Injury Research Center, Division of Trauma and Surgical Care, utilized the Remote Presence-7 robot with real-time, two-way communication between local and remote physicians conducted at a local trauma center.  Read more here .