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VUMC treats influx of trauma victims from Kentucky and Tennessee tornadoes

Dec. 13, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has treated 28 patients injured from the tornado outbreak that struck Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky overnight on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. As reports from Kentucky detailed the severity of the storms, VUMC increased staffing and prepared space in ICU areas to care for incoming patients. Through...

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Directorships honor VUMC leaders and philanthropic partners

Dec. 2, 2021—Ten Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders from across the enterprise in clinical care, research, education and administration have been named as holders of endowed directorships.

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Treating severe trauma requires a robust blood supply; VUMC employees and public urged to donate blood now

Dec. 1, 2021—To understand the implications of the current, ongoing national blood shortage, which acutely deteriorated after the Thanksgiving holiday, VUMC employees need only to consider what the shortfall means to their own Level 1 Trauma Center…and potentially to them or their loved ones, said Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, Chief, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care....

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Canavan family gift to support VUMC Trauma Team

May. 11, 2021—On April 7, 2017, a devastating car crash sent Owen Canavan to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Intensive Care Unit, and he credits the medical team for saving his life.

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Guillamondegui named chief of Division of Trauma

Dec. 16, 2020—Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, has been named chief of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care for the Department of Surgery.

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My Southern Health: Why wearing a motorcycle helmet is so important

Apr. 12, 2018—Dr. Oscar D Guillamondegui shares why you owe it to your family to know the facts about motorcycle helmet safety.

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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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Improved blood management system reduces waste, costs

Sep. 8, 2016—Thirty percent less blood was transfused and more than $2 million was saved over a three-year period through changes in how blood is ordered, transported and stored at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Guillamondegui: One standard needed to track concussions

Oct. 22, 2015—Data in sports concussion studies will continue to be disputed as long as the injuries are diagnosed by differing standards instead of universal guidelines, a Vanderbilt investigator concludes in a recent review.

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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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Vanderbilt Trauma surgeons speak out against proposed motorcycle helmet legislation

Mar. 17, 2014—Despite 40 years of definitive data that confirms increased deaths and medical costs in states that do not support universal motorcycle helmet laws, members of Tennessee’s legislature have again this year filed legislation — Senate Bill 548/House Bill 44, Helmet Exemption for Certain Motorcycle Operators — to amend the state’s law so that wearing a motorcycle helmet would be optional for riders 25 and older.

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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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