What does it mean to be a Level 1 Trauma Center?

maybe you have heard that VCU medical
center is the only comprehensive level one trauma center for adults children
and burn patients in Virginia but do you know what it actually means to be a
level one trauma center it all starts with excellent clinical care our trauma
surgeons have two board certifications one in general surgery and another in
critical care this means our patients are in highly experienced hands a skillfully orchestrated team of nurses therapists and other specialists work with our trauma surgeons the team is with our patients every step of way beyond hospital walls a level 1 trauma center does a lot of work in our community we invest in research and education programs that work to prevent the injuries and violence we see every day we are also the largest educator of
pre-hospital providers in Virginia training thousands of first responders
every year that is our level 1 trauma center at a glance for more go to vcuhealth.org/trauma

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