Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Team is comprised of all healthcare professionals from first responders to the surgeon that takes the patient to the operating room, as well as the valet driver who parks the family’s vehicle once they come to see their loved one. Additional professionals include anesthesiologists, registered nurses specially certified in trauma care, surgical technologists, respiratory staff, lab specialists, and social service and case management professionals.
At a moment’s notice, the team can expand to include neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, trauma-trained orthopedists, and trauma-ready pharmacists who can quickly identify possible medication interactions. Operating room staff, intensive care nurses, medical/surgical nurses and rehabilitation professionals complete the team.
If the unthinkable were to happen to you or a loved one, rest assured that the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Team stands perpetually ready to quickly and efficiently provide the complete spectrum of state of the art care by the most experienced trauma / surgical critical care board certified surgeons and trauma team in the region.
All board certified surgeons have completed a comprehensive five-year surgical residency program and passed a series of two demanding tests in order to achieve board certification. According to the American College of Surgeons, all graduating surgeons should be able to stabilize and care for most trauma patients as trauma training and expertise is a fundamental component of surgical training.
A board certified trauma surgeon has also completed an additional one to two years of intensive training in surgical critical care which includes up to three months of trauma specific training in the one year program, and up to 14 months of additional intensive trauma experience in the two year programs.