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- ItemTrauma Setup(2016) Brown, Natalie; Wagner, MariaTrauma is the leading cause of death for people under 44 years of age and a leading cause of death worldwide making it a massive public health problem (Tobin et al, 2013). As anesthesia providers, we must be equipped to manage trauma cases, as this public health epidemic does not seem to be ending. A good trauma setup is crucial in order to maintain order in the midst of chaos. In order to prevent missing a step in the trauma setup, checklists have proven to be useful. They have been proven to decrease patient morbidity and mortality by assuring a checks and balance system. This capstone project identified the importance of a trauma setup checklist geared toward the anesthesia provider to prevent missing critical steps in the trauma setting.