Therapeutic Model of Rehabilitation: The Contribution of Nursing «Supported Fast Track Multi-Trauma Rehabilitation Services»
Paulo Alexandre Figueiredo dos Santos, Isabel Cristina Mascarenhas Rabiais, José Joaquim Penedos Amendoeira

Trauma is now recognized internationally as a disease. According to the statistical analysis of the cases, the highest incidence is the result of traffic accidents. The World Health Organization (2004) estimates that between 20 and 50 million people are injured or disabled, each year, in traffic accidents, numbers that require an effort from the health services to provide the most appropriate response to the victims, covering all their needs, from the pre-hospital emergency phase, to physical and psychological rehabilitation, as well as social reintegration. In 2008, the Netherlands’ Department of Health Organization and Trauma Centre Limburg presented a pioneering and experimental study on rehabilitation called «Supported Fast Track Multi-Trauma Rehabilitation Service», which, in addition to reducing the proportion of health problems resulting from the trauma itself, crucial in the loss of functionality and independence, presents a set of other ideal characteristics to support the development and implementation of evaluation processes of the patient's/family's needs. In this perspective, considering that nursing focuses on the promotion of the health projects that each person lives and pursues, trying to meet the basic human needs, the maximum independence and the functional adaptation to the deficits, this systematic review of the integrative literature aims to identify the nurse's position in the intermediation of complex therapeutic interventions (focused on the patient/family) and as a continuum in the coordination of the therapeutic rehabilitation process, between the patient/family and the multidisciplinary team.

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