You don't plan ahead to see our trauma care specialists but our providers have trained extensively and planned ahead to be certain the best care is waiting for you if you experience a traumatic injury.
Specially Trained Providers
Orthopaedic doctors with specialty training in trauma, as well as neurosurgery and critical care providers with expertise in the management of the most severely injured, make-up our trauma care team. Additionally, our trauma surgeons, advanced providers, emergency department nurses, paramedics, and intensive care unit nurses have annual required trauma education to maintain proficiency in treating traumatic injuries. Specialized trauma training is conducted in our simulation lab. The lab provides a learning space that simulates the stressful environment of a real trauma case where the team can practice and perfect the complex skill set needed to care for acutely injured patients.
High-Quality Trauma Care
Our ability to provide all the resources needed for 24-hour, high-level care for patients with complex injuries has earned us the designations of Adult Level II Trauma Center by the State of New Hampshire and Level II Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
Expert Care Close to Home
If you need expert trauma care, you can access specialists without having to be transferred far from home. Our trauma experts are available 24/7 to respond immediately to a trauma activation.
Regional Referral for Trauma Care
Our Trauma Program is recognized by other New Hampshire hospitals for the complexity of injuries our specialists treat, as well as for the program's high quality. As a result, other hospitals routinely transfer trauma patients to our Emergency Department for treatment.
Falls Risk Prevention
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans and the leading cause, by far, of all traumatic injuries we treat. One of our Trauma Program's top priorities is falls prevention. If you're a patient in our Emergency Department and you express a fear of falling, confirm that you have fallen in the past year or that you have had injuries from falls, you receive information on how to prevent falls and are advised to follow up with your primary care physician, physical therapy or an exercise program.
Teaching you basic bleeding control techniques such as direct pressure, wound packing and tourniquet application can help you learn how to save a life. Initiating bleeding control before emergency medical responders leads to better chance of survival. That's why our trauma team offers Stop the Bleed classes throughout the year. Classes are open to community members at no charge and are held as part of the national Stop the Bleed campaign, sponsored by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.