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2014-09-23 08:29:44

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Level IV Trauma Center Accreditation status has been granted to an additional hospital in Pennsylvania for the period from November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015. Grove City Medical Center - Grove City, PA This brings the total number of trauma centers in Pennsylvania to 33 and enhances care of injured patients in Pennsylvania's rural regions. The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is a non-profit...

2014-08-29 16:23:58

Funding needed for state and rural trauma systems and to create new models for regionalized emergency care CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After authoring a new law to include burn injuries as part of trauma care, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), is working on legislation to provide long overdue financing to develop and revitalize the nation's state and rural trauma systems and to create innovative new models of regionalized emergency care. Sen. Reed's Improving Trauma...

2014-06-30 16:27:04

CHICAGO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of health care leaders who shared insights into the unique health care issues that rural areas face today, including workforce shortages, quality education and training for the next generation of rural surgeons, and access to trauma care. Speakers at the forum highlighted how the trauma system has evolved...

2014-01-17 20:20:07

Speakers Share Lessons Learned from the Asiana Airlines Accident Response CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons from Bay Area hospitals that treated the victims of the July 2013 Asiana Airlines accident came together to share the successes and challenges in trauma and emergency care delivery in the days and weeks after the mass casualty response. Presenters offered new solutions to improve the quality of patient care and strengthen emergency medical response through...

2013-03-06 10:36:06

Research suggests that there may be a better way of measuring blood loss due to trauma than the current method, finds an article in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care. The study shows that base deficit (BD) is a better indicator of hypovolemic shock than the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) classification, which uses a combination of heart rate, systolic blood pressure and the Glasgow Coma Scale. Using data from the TraumaRegister DGU® 16,305 patients injured between...


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