Emergency Department Trauma Care

The trauma team assembles in the trauma room awaiting the injured child's arrival. Protocols that follow the Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines are used in the trauma room. These protocols are designed to ensure that the injured child is evaluated for life threatening injuries and treated quickly .

Parents need to see their children . We want parents to see their child as soon as the child is stabilized. Admission of the trauma patient 's family to the trauma room is decided on a case by case sometimes minute by minute basis by the trauma team leader. If the parents can not be in the room, the chaplain keeps the family informed.

For further information, please see the Emergency Medicine website.