Trauma Centers link to Emergency Medical Services

Trauma Centers link to Emergency Medical Services

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Take the First Aid/Emergency Quiz

Test your knowledge of first aid by taking this quiz.

1. If you need to call 911 in an emergency, what should you tell the dispatcher?
2. Which medical professional(s) are you likely to find in a hospital emergency department?
3. One way to prepare for an emergency is to keep a list of important phone numbers near your phone. Which of these numbers should be included on the list?
4. In which situation(s) should you call an ambulance instead of driving to the hospital emergency department?
5. As a nonmedical person, how often should you take a refresher course on CPR?
6. Which of these should your home first aid kit include?
7. If blood is spurting from a wound, what should you do?
8. The victim has pale or bluish skin color, cold skin, and dull or sunken eyes. These are symptoms of which medical emergency?
9. What should you put on a minor (first-degree) burn?

We've been perfecting our trauma system for more than 15 years, in partnership with the State of Florida Department of Health, the Broward County Trauma Management Agency, Fire Rescue/EMS agencies and the Medical Examiner.

National studies demonstrate that trauma care is optimized by providing few high-volume centers, rather than multiple low-volume centers. Treating over 2,200 patients annually ensures our patients that we have the skills and experience necessary to save lives on a moments notice.

Once the call is made to 9-1-1, the life-sustaining connection has been established. Emergency Medical Services respond to the injured patient’s side with skilled paramedics who deliver the first critical minutes of care at the scene and on the way to the hospital. The paramedics “triage” the patient to the closest appropriate facility in the area. In Broward County, trauma service/catchment areas were established by the Broward County Trauma Management Agency to ensure all injured patients are transported to the appropriate Trauma Centers in the shortest period of time.

By rescue vehicles or by helicopter, trauma patients are brought to us from our catchment area which extends North from Griffin Road to south of Cypress Creek and the east, Atlantic Ocean to the west, Collier County line for Adult patients. In addition our Pediatric catchment area extends north to the Palm Beach County Line.

But, no matter where trauma victims live – or where their injuries occur – they have immediate access to exceptional medical care at Broward Health Medical Center. We are also a major center for referrals and inter-hospital trauma-related transfers both to local hospitals as well as internationally.

Click here for more information about the Emergency Department at Broward Health Medical Center.

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