Emergency & Trauma

Sgt. Josiah Cubol, an LPN in the U.S. Army, works with VUMC Labor and Delivery RN preceptor Chelsea Foster, RN, during his SMART Labor and Delivery rotation in April.

New SMART rotation of military medical personnel runs Nov. 8-22

The next Strategic Medical Asset Readiness Training (SMART) rotation, which includes 15 members of the United States military, is coming to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to work in clinical areas of the Vanderbilt University Hospital in November.

Top military medical leader gives high marks to VUMC’s military-civilian partnerships

Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center last week to observe the ongoing military-civilian partnerships which strengthen the Army’s medical readiness.

Self named co-principal investigator of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award

Wesley Self, MD, MPH, a physician-scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named co-principal investigator (co-PI) of Vanderbilt’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).  

New protocol moves pediatric ED patients to primary care clinic

Vanderbilt has created a pediatric emergency department to primary care clinic transfer protocol as an alternative for using the ED for non-urgent conditions that can be treated in a primary care setting.

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital becomes county’s first trauma center

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has received approval as a state-verified provisional Level III Trauma Center, making it the first and only hospital able to provide this higher level of care in Wilson County.

Kathleen Gallagher is a surgical resident and former combat medic. She traveled to Ukraine to help train emergency response teams.

“With my background in combat medicine, it felt like there was something I could actually do to help.”

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