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Trauma Unit’s 20th anniversary

Aug. 23, 2018—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit on 10 North in Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital opened 20 years ago this month, August 1998.

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Numerous ATV trauma admissions concern providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has already treated nearly 50 victims of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in 2017, a number that has medical providers concerned, considering summer – the peak of trauma season – has not even begun. Each year as the temperature rises, the reported number of ATV-related incidents rises. So far this year, Vanderbilt...

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New grants bolster VUMC Trauma program’s research initiatives

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care recently was awarded two new research grants.

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New grants bolster Trauma program’s research initiatives

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care was recently awarded two new research grants.

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VUMC named best in U.S. for patient safety in trauma care

Nov. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for patient safety in Trauma care by CareChex 2017 Hospital Quality Ratings Analysis.

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Preventable injuries fill hospitals each Memorial Day; Vanderbilt doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday weekend

May. 26, 2016—With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is preparing for what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the year.  Victims of automobile, boating, motorcycle, swimming and all-terrain vehicle accidents flood Vanderbilt each year during this holiday weekend, which is considered the official kick-off to summer.  “Many of these accidents...

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Vanderbilt trauma surgeons see increase in motorcycle crashes with springtime weather; urge proper helmet use

Mar. 20, 2015—As spring arrives and outdoor recreational activities increase, trauma surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are already seeing an increase in serious motorcycle accidents. Last Sunday as temperatures rose across Middle Tennessee, VUMC treated five motorcycle accident victims. Unfortunately, one of these victims sustained injuries that were not survivable. Spring brings the arrival of “trauma...

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New faculty: Maxwell studies trauma recovery in older population

Oct. 3, 2014—Working in trauma and critical care for most of her career, Cathy Maxwell noticed profound differences among older patients and their responses to injury. Her curiosity led her to become a nurse researcher in this area.

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Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight

Oct. 29, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a national trial to see if outcomes for critically injured patients with uncontrolled bleeding can be improved by administering plasma to these patients while in flight to the hospital.

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Rae seeks to enhance outcomes for burn patients

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care is expanding its specialized burn faculty with the appointment of Lisa Rae, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery.

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Trauma surgical skills training course lands certification

Aug. 22, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now certified as Tennessee’s only teaching site for an advanced trauma surgical skills training course offered at fewer than 50 hospitals worldwide.

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Division of Trauma holds free course at rural hospitals

Jun. 6, 2013—  Vanderbilt’s Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care held the first in a series of free rural trauma courses May 23 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tenn. Typically, the rural trauma patient is remotely located from first responders and health care facilities, which can lead to untimely treatment of injuries. This course...

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