Require community input and commentary for the proposed
Eligible patients for this study will require immediate
intervention, patients in shock face
Traditional informed consent is impossible because:
Patients with severe traumatic injury are unconscious,
or in shock
and not capable of providing consent.
Resuscitation has to be started immediately, and next of kin may not
be immediately available, or are likely to be too distraught to
understand an explanation of the study.