Level 2 Trauma Center – Ogden Regional Medical Center


(calming music) – Level two trauma center
is the designation given to a hospital who has met the national standard for trauma care. It’s a very vigorous process to go through and about 40% of hospitals who attempt to become certified
will fail that process, so it takes an incredible
amount of resources and commitment from administration, physicians, staff, and the
community to meet the needs of the trauma patient. – Level two trauma centers
and level one trauma centers have been proven clinically
in multiple studies to deliver better, overall trauma care with better outcomes, better survivals, with less complications, less problems. – Unfortunately, a hospital
is not an isolated organism, so you come to the ER,
it’s not just the ER that has to work properly,
it’s not just the ICU that has to work properly,
it’s not just the OR that has to work properly. Our trauma system meshes
all those programs together with all the physicians that we need to treat
massive acute trauma. – You have to have trauma
surgeons available 24/7, 365, as well as a trauma team, which involves a trauma program manager. All of the emergency physicians have to be Board Certified
in Emergency Medicine, as well as being current in
all of the trauma protocols. All of the physicians on the trauma team, including the general surgeons,
the specialty surgeons and the emergency physicians are required to complete a large amount of continued medical education
requirements each year. Those are the physician
requirements the hospital, as a whole, has to have
dedicated ICU intensivists, surgical intensivists and again, we have to have specific trauma
quality improvement program with verifiable outcomes. – You can expect, if
you’re a level one trauma that you will get here
by some form of EMS. Either AirMed, which
accents our trauma program or ground level EMS from one
of the surrounding communities. You will be met at the
door by an ER physician. You will be evaluated immediately, including ultrasound and
laboratory evaluation by an ER physician. The trauma physician will be
involved within 10 mintutes and if you need to be
in the operating room, you can be there within 20. A trauma center benefits
the people in the community because you’re gonna
get much more effective, faster trauma care if you
come to a trauma center. – When someone comes in who has major traumatic injuries, it
is extremely important to have available, immediately
an entire trauma team, which includes the trauma surgeon who is immediately available and in our department
in less than 10 minutes from the time a trauma arrives and often meets the trauma and
is here prior to the trauma. – [Deanna] We have an
incredible amount of pride in our trauma status. We work very hard together as a team. For example, we just had a patient that his probability of
survival was 0.0034%, so no chance of surviving, but because we worked together as a team, a patient like this comes in and he was in a car crash
and his heart exploded. Had two holes in it and
we were able to go in right here in the emergency
room where we’re sitting now, open his chest and do a temporary measure to keep oxygen to his brain while we then rushed into the OR and we repaired those
holes while we gave blood and his heart started beating. We were ecstatic. Nothing can bring you together closer, as a trauma team than a save like that because that’s why we’re
doing what we’re doing. – It’s important to have a educated team of physicians and nurses who know how to expeditiously deal
with a trauma patient. They often talk about the
golden hour of trauma, but in reality it’s probably
the golden 15 or 20 minutes that make a huge difference and if you don’t have
the dedicated, trained entire team, which is as I said, physicians, nurses,
respiratory therapists, radiologists, the entire team then you can not adequately
take care of the patient. Your outcomes are poor. (relaxing music)

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