The Trauma Resuscitation Area in N-Building is a state-of-the-art trauma resuscitation area with two fully functional trauma bays. The Trauma Team is activated through a streamlined system: information from prehospital providers is communicated to the Emergency Medicine Physician via radio or phone. The physician uses a touch screen in the radio room to depict the patient presentation, which includes patient type (adult or pediatric), the arrival mode, number of patients, and estimated time of arrival. The information is delivered instantaneously to the trauma team via alpha-numeric pagers as the touch screen choices are made. The Trauma Resuscitation area is staffed full-time by credentialed trauma nurses.
Our dynamic operating room suite contains highly-competent staff and leading edge equipment for the following surgical specialties: ophthalmic; ear; nose; throat; thoracic; open heart; orthopaedics; gynecology; general; vascular; genito-urinary; podiatry; neurosurgery; and maxillofacial and plastic surgery. One operating room is dedicated to trauma and is available 24 hours per day. This area is staffed full-time by credentialed trauma nurses who participate in the Trauma Nurse Course and have completed trauma specific competencies.
This 34-bed unit is trauma designated for those patients not requiring intensive care after surgery. Both pediatric and adult patients with orthopaedic and neurological injuries are seen on this unit by nurses who have completed the Trauma Nurse Course, PALS, ACLS, and the Critical Care Nurse Course.
The SICU admits critically injured trauma patients to its 21-bed state of the art unit. It is the only trauma designated intensive care unit and cares for trauma conditions such as neurosurgical, abdominal, thoracic and orthopaedic injuries. Nurses working in the unit participate in the Trauma Nurse Course, Critical Care Nurse Course, ACLS, PALS, and have several options for trauma related specialty certification.
Our Orthopaedics Unit contains 29 beds and is staffed by nurses who have completed the Trauma Nurse Course, meet trauma-specific competencies, and have the option to become Certified Orthopaedic Nurses. Patients who have had orthopaedic trauma, general orthopaedic or spinal injuries and neurosurgical injuries are treated here.
This 41-bed surgical unit focuses on the post-surgery patient and those who have spent time in the SICU. Nurses working in the unit participate in the Trauma Nurse Course and have several options for trauma related specialty certification.
B3 is a 20-bed pediatric patient care unit which cares for neonates through adolescents, 18 years of age and under who are hospitalized for medical or surgical problems. This unit has cardio-respiratory monitoring capability. Comprehensive care is achieved via a Collaborative Nursing Care model through joint efforts of the nurse, physician, and other members of the healthcare team. Nurses working in the unit participate in the Trauma Nurse Course, PALS, and have several options for trauma related specialty certification.