Trauma team specializes in the treatment of traumatic, critical care injuries 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Designated in 1981 as Georgia's first Level I trauma center, Georgia Regents Medical Center also houses a pediatric trauma center located in the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. The physicians and nurses in the trauma center serve a 13-county region including Augusta. With the recent addition of helicopter transport, the center also treats trauma patients beyond the 13-counties. The trauma center coordinates care for more than 1,500 trauma victims each year by following them through their hospital stays and coordinating their care after leaving Georgia Regents Medical Center. The center includes a 12-bed shock/trauma intensive care unit and a specialized trauma resuscitation area within the emergency department.
The specialized team includes a trauma nurse coordinator, trauma clinical nurse specialist, trauma registrar and one of the most highly trained physician teams in the Southeast. The interdisciplinary team also includes many other health care professionals from pastoral care to pharmacy services. The goal is to provide comprehensive care to ensure the best possible outcomes for trauma victims and their families.
In a medical emergency, call 911 (or your local emergency number), go to the nearest emergency room, or call your family physician.