Flambeau hosts trauma course

Eighteen staff from the Flambeau Hospital Emergency Department attended the recent Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) held at the hospital.

They included physicians, registered nurses, and emergency medical technicians.

Instructors for the course were:

  • Dr. Gaby Iskander, Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Trauma Medical Director
  • Dr. Scott Carpenter, ED Physician, Flambeau Hospital
  • Dorothy Weigel, RN, ED Manager & Trauma Coordinator, Flambeau Hospital
  • Terry Nichols, RN, Trauma Services Manager, Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital
  • Sandy Johnson, RN, NREMT-P, EMS Coordinator, Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital.

The Rural Trauma Team Development Course was developed by the ad hoc Rural Trauma Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) to help rural hospitals with the development of their trauma teams. The course is designed to improve the quality of care in their community by developing a timely, organized, and rational response to the care of the trauma patient and a team approach that addresses the common problems in the initial assessment and stabilization of the injured. The purpose of RTTDC is to increase the efficiency of resource utilization and improve the level of care provided to the injured patient in the rural environment.

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