Dedicated Trauma Unit
St. Mary's of Michigan has a dedicated multi-bed Trauma Unit, with specially trained nurses devoted to caring for trauma patients. By their very nature, trauma patients require intensive evaluation, monitoring and follow-up care as their initial injuries are often made more challenging by complications.
As one veteran trauma nurse says, "In a department that, by its nature is pretty hectic, we have all worked together long enough to anticipate each others' next move. That kind of teamwork in acute situations improves patient care. This unit is very team focused, with each individual willing to lend a helping hand to others to ensure the best patient care."
Also key to the team are the specially trained nurses in the neuro-intensive care unit where most head or spinal cord injury patients are transferred.