A trauma center is a critical component of the network of providers who care for individuals with life-threatening injuries. In addition to the patient care services the trauma center provides, it serves as a source of information, expertise and leadership in the prevention and treatment of major injury.
Outreach programs are an integral part of the trauma center services designed to help improve outcomes from trauma and prevent injury through the public and professional dissemination of information and by facilitating access to the clinical and educational resources of the trauma center.
Goals of the Parkview Trauma Outreach Program
- To improve patient outcomes from major trauma through the dissemination of knowledge and expertise related to patient care
- To participate with regional agencies, organizations, and providers in efforts to continually strengthen the regional trauma care system
- To facilitate access to trauma center resources, such as educational and/or prevention programs, performance improvement, consultation and referrals
- To support educational programs of regional facilities and trauma healthcare personnel
Source: Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2006
Parkview Trauma Centers host a full-day symposium each year to provide continuing education to healthcare providers who treat individuals with traumatic injuries. Many other educational opportunities and resources are provided throughout the year, including access to the triage decision scheme established by the American Trauma Society.
Triage Decision Scheme
Trauma Education Guide
24th Annual Trauma Symposium
Cutting-edge Trauma Resuscitation
Friday, May 3, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ceruti’s Reception Hall
6601 Innovation Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46818
View the registration brochure for information on topics, speakers, accommodations and more.