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Trauma Centers

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Hallm_7, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. Hallm_7

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    I'm just curious about something, and I figure someone here knows the answer.

    What is the difference between a level I Trauma center and a level II trauma center? Is it the facilities, doctors, size? Do all emergency rooms have a designated level can smaller ones be a level III or IV Trauma center).
     
  2. oldman

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    i think it's the services that are provided.

    the truama I centers are ready to perform any kind of surgery necessary to treat a patient.
     
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    trauma designations are actually based on a number of factors including on site staffing, facilities requirements, etc. level 1 trauma centers have to have all essential services represented in house 24/7 while levels 2,3, and 4 can have some folks available on call within a certain timeframe. I believe the criteria are based on a designation system set up by the american college of surgeons. level 1 centers often have trauma fellowships but I do not know if this is a requirement. hope that helps-e
     
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    <a href="http://www.carle.com/Level1Trauma/traumadesignation.htm" target="_blank">http://www.carle.com/Level1Trauma/traumadesignation.htm</a>
     
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    <a href="http://www.kdmc.org/news/trauma.htm" target="_blank">http://www.kdmc.org/news/trauma.htm</a>
     
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    <a href="http://www.auroramed.com/CustomPage.asp?PageName=Trauma%20II" target="_blank">http://www.auroramed.com/CustomPage.asp?PageName=Trauma%20II</a>

    the previous few posts (yes i'm going for doctora foxy's post number) list different hospitals across the country with various trauma level designations. they sort of explain the qualifications.
     
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    According to the traumacare website (and based on the American College of Physician):

    Level I Full range of services including Research and Medical Education

    Level II Full range of services

    Level III Availability of a General Surgeon, Orthopedic, Neurosurgical and Emergency Services specialists on call 24/7

    Level IV Emergency services with a surgeon available (certain states only require a physician to be available)

    Level V This is only seen in Washington State Statute and is a non-physician staffed clinic, i.e., Advance Nurse Practitioner Emergency Care facility in an isolated community where no physician is otherwise available.

    That being said, I have heard physicians refer to Level I centres as only those that have pediatric surgical/neurosurgical and neonatal services available 24/7.
     
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    Stop it WTF. I can't take your political ranting. Sheesh.
     
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    ... wut?
     
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    lol... phone app glitch?
     
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    LOL what the hell? Sorry guys. Definitely a phone glitch.
     
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    Decade-old necrobump. An interesting side effect of the mobile app, I guess.
     

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