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Trauma

When seconds count, the Astria Health trauma team is ready to meet the demands of the Yakima Valley’s most injured and critically ill patients. The Astria Health trauma team is lead by a multidisciplinary specialists; comprised of Trauma surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, General Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Cardiothoracic (Heart) Surgeons, Intensive Care Physicians, experienced Intensive Care and Intensive Care Nurses, Emergency Room Physicians, Emergency Room Nurses, Support Staff and our communities' volunteer EMS services.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality life-saving resuscitation, emergency services, surgical service and intensive care services across the entire Yakima Valley and surrounding regions. We are passionate about providing the local care that all persons can access and about helping save lives.

About Astria Health Trauma Program
The Astria Health Trauma Program was developed for the specific purpose of improving care for patients with severe and multi-system injuries. Today, Astria Health provides advanced trauma care and emergency care to more than 52,000 individuals per year.

Astria Health Trauma Program and Emergency Services are comprised of three locations:

  • Astria Regional Medical Center, Yakima, WA
  • Astria Sunnyside Hospital, Sunnyside, WA
  • Astria Toppenish Hospital, Toppenish, WA

The Astria Health trauma team members are highly trained in providing care to injured patients, including certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and the Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC). Our multidisciplinary trauma team is equipped to offer the entire range of services needed in the management of seriously ill and/or injured patients 24/7.

Our trauma team includes the following areas of expertise:

Astria Health Trauma is dedicated to continually improving trauma care through quality improvement programs, trauma prevention, and continuing education by providing the following:

  • Immediate and timely availability of specialized surgeons, physician specialists and support staff on a 24-hour basis
  • Utilization of air ambulance services to and from rural communities, as well as out of state transfers
  • Trauma education and outreach programs
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Quality assurance/performance improvement initiatives
  • Trauma registry
  • Nurse coordinator

What is considered a trauma?
Trauma is the leading cause of death for people younger than 44 in the U.S. The most common trauma related-injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Industrial accidents
  • Falls
  • Farm Accidents
  • Gun shot wounds
  • Stabbings
  • Burns
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Many others

Click on the below links for more information:

Advanced Trauma Life Support:
https://
www.facs.org/quality-programs/trauma/atls

Washington State Department of Health: Trauma and EMS: https://www.doh.wa.gov/ForPublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/EmergencyMedicalServicesEMSSystems/EMSandTrauma

American College of Surgeons, Trauma:
https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/trauma

Stop the Bleed:
https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/

Yakima County EMS:
https://www.yakimacountyems.com/

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