Level II Trauma Center in Salt Lake City, Utah
St. Mark’s Hospital is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center. Our trauma center differs from a normal ER in several ways, namely that we utilize a quality assessment program and provide back-up trauma care to rural and community hospitals. We also maintain transfer agreements with other hospitals for patients who need more comprehensive, Level I Trauma Center care.
For more information about St. Mark’s Hospital Trauma Center, call (801) 268-7719.
Specialized trauma treatment
- Ability to care for critically injured patients 24/7
- Care that is coordinated and a treatment environment that is not chaotic
- Immediate access to everything you might need, including universal blood, upon arrival
- Trauma specialists are available 24/7
The trauma program at St. Mark’s Hospital encompasses:
- Level II Trauma Center
- Trauma Outpatient Clinic for follow-up care
- Trauma Registry
- Performance Improvement
- Trauma Prevention and Education
What is a trauma registry?
The registry tracks trauma trends over time and provides data to The National Trauma Database for research projects in trauma care. Registry information is used by trauma professionals to develop patient care standards and direct performance improvement initiatives, to create education programs for the public on safety and injury prevention and to impact legislation.
What is a Trauma Performance Improvement Program?
An important role of a Trauma Center is to ensure that trauma patients continue to heal and recover. The Registry provides data that is used within the Performance Improvement Program to evaluate the care given.
A team of trauma professionals meets regularly to review the quality of care and identify issues that affect patient care. Once these issues are identified, the team develops recommendations, which may include creating educational programs and treatment guidelines and protocols based on current trauma research and practice.
Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Program:
Our trauma program offers many avenues for education and outreach. We visit schools, civic groups and other community organizations, as well as offer our own presentations on topics ranging from the importance of not texting and driving to the importance of wearing seat belts. We also teach classed on fall prevention (Stepping On) and bleeding control (Stop the Bleed).
More about Stepping On
One in four people age 65 or older has a fall each year. Even when people aren’t hurt, they are often afraid to go back to their regular activities after a fall. However, cutting back on normal activities actually increases your risk of falling again. Falls are preventable, if you take the right actions.
Our Stepping On workshops teach participants how to build and maintain physical strength to walk confidently. From foot wear to prescriptions, participants learn which risks one faces and helps make an individualized action plan to stay on your feet. Stepping On is a series of sessions that extend over 7 weeks to help participants keep “Stepping On.”
More about Stop the Bleed
When tragedy strikes, a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in as little as 3 minutes. Rapid bleeding control can be life-saving in an emergency. Do you know what to do in a bleeding emergency? Our specially trained team is ready to teach you how to act fast and effectively in a bleeding emergency.
We also provide continuing education to emergency medical personnel and other hospitals how to enhance their trauma/emergency services.
If you would like information on the Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Program, contact Brittni Clark, BSN, RN at (801) 743-6705.
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