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Trauma toys: an adjunct to taking a history
  1. James Harrison,
  2. Angela Cave
  1. Emergency Department, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr James Harrison, North East Thames Emergency Medicine Trainee, Emergency Department, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR, UK; drjamesharrison{at}hotmail.com

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Taking a good history is crucial in understanding a patient's condition. In the case of trauma, defining the mechanism of injury can reveal the possible pathologies and guide investigations and treatment. We describe here a simple method to enable patients to describe their mechanism of injury in the case of road traffic collisions.

Patients are encouraged to demonstrate the collision using a …

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