Partners in Care
Once a patient is stabilized, he or she may be admitted to the hospital’s trauma intensive care unit for close observation and will remain under the care of the trauma team. The trauma team will manage day-to-day care treatment as well as communicate the care plan to the patient and family.
All physicians and nurses working with trauma patients are specially trained and board-certified or credentialed in trauma care. The trauma team is enhanced by the addition of designated liaisons from the departments listed below, who attend meetings, recommend treatment protocols and communicate the medical plan for seamless patient care.
After the patient is discharged from the trauma intensive care unit, he or she may go to another unit to continue the care and recovery process. Prior to returning home, patients may spend time in a rehabilitation unit to build up strength and stamina.