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Vanderbilt to study use of plasma on LifeFlight, extends trial to Rutherford County base

Feb. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating 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. Randomized patients who are at risk of hemorrhaging could receive two units of plasma, which can improve a patient’s...

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Vanderbilt Trauma Center receives American College of Surgeons verification

Dec. 18, 2014—The country’s leading surgical care organization has bestowed its highest stamp of approval on Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Trauma Center.

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Award recognizes wellness efforts of nursing groups

Jul. 24, 2014—The Vanderbilt University Hospital Trauma Unit is the first recipient of the Nurse Wellness Recognition Award, an effort to recognize nursing groups who contribute to wellness in a meaningful way.

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Tim McGraw video filmed at VUMC wins multiple CMA Awards

Nov. 6, 2013—The video for “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw, which was partially filmed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and included the participation of several Vanderbilt staff, has received the CMA Awards for both Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning, America,” which...

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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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Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine expert offers five survival rules for teen drivers

Sep. 9, 2013—Anyone familiar with the devastating statistics knows that inexperience plus a driver’s license can be a dangerous combination. For teen drivers, lives can be forever changed in an instant. Corey Slovis, M.D., professor and chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, has been an emergency medicine physician for more than two decades and is tired of...

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Trauma Center celebrates 25 years

Aug. 29, 2013—A 19-year-old student was leaving her church’s revival on a rainy night in a small Kentucky town, when her life was forever changed by a horrific car accident.

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Morris at heart of Trauma Center’s evolution

Aug. 29, 2013—On Aug. 4, John Morris, M.D., Vanderbilt’s first director of the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, took call in the Trauma Unit for the last time, after dedicating nearly 30 years to trauma service at Vanderbilt.

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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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Preventable injuries filled Vanderbilt University Hospital last Memorial Day; Doctors urge safety on upcoming holiday

May. 24, 2013—Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge safety with upcoming Memorial Day celebrations after a record-breaking number of trauma patients filled Vanderbilt University Hospital on this same weekend last year. In 2012 Vanderbilt’s Trauma Unit saw more than triple the volume of patients than are treated during a typical weekend, and LifeFlight, Vanderbilt’s air ambulance,...

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Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving

May. 9, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through the newly released video for “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

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Will Hoge gives back in concert to benefit VUMC Trauma

Nov. 2, 2012—In 2008, Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge was gravely injured in a scooter accident. Rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with multiple life-threatening injuries, he was in a coma for three days and sidelined for nearly 10 months while he recovered. Hoge credits the VUMC Trauma team with saving his life. On Friday, Nov. 23, Hoge...

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