This book is a quick guide to the key components of trauma center administration, management, and patient care. This book provides essential information for hospitals working toward trauma center designation, and for established trauma centers who want to improve their performance. This book provides trauma center personnel with a comprehensive overview of trauma center administrative structure, basic clinical operations, performance improvement and site visit preparation and examines the most common critical injuries seen by trauma centers to demonstrate how a properly functioning center addresses multiple priorities in critically ill patients. This book provides critical information for hospitals looking toward becoming a trauma center and established trauma centers that wants to improve their performance.
• Covers the most common head, chest, abdominal, and orthopedic injuries as well as hyperurgent and multiple priority patients
• Discusses activation and criteria, the first five minutes, the transition phase, critical care, acute care, rehabilitation, and follow up
• Describes in detail the key components of trauma center administration, management, and patient care
• Provides critical information for hospitals looking toward becoming a trauma center