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Trauma Program
Trauma ProgramPROFILE

The Trauma Program is not based out of any one particular unit. The program is patient focussed and we utilize many units throughout the house. As patients enter the system through the Emergency Department, the Trauma Nurse Practitioners work with the surgical teams to enhance the patient experience across the continuum of care.

UNIT FOCUS

The Trauma Program admits approximately 2000 patients a year. The program includes all patients that are admitted through the Emergency Department, or direct transfers into the operating room or an in-patient unit. The MGH maintains a separate ACS verification status for the Level 1 Adult Trauma Program, the Level 1 Adult Burn Program, and the MassGeneral for Children Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Program.

PATIENT CARE DELIVERY MODEL

The patient care delivery model is a patient-focused model, supported by primary nursing, Trauma Nurse Practitioners, and a comprehensive surgical team approach to the trauma patient. Patient-focused care is high quality, comprehensive, accessible, supportive and personalized care. The Trauma NP's work with the Adult trauma service, the Pediatric trauma service, and the Orthopaedic trauma service.

EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Staff education and development is supported by The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development. Full and partial day programs are offered. Staff may also access outside educational opportunities. The teaching environment provides staff with a daily opportunity to discuss patient care related educational issues with members of the graduate medical education program and with other members of the care-delivery team.

     


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