trauma center


Definition of trauma center

: a hospital unit specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and especially life-threatening traumatic injuries

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The Mansfield Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the man to an area trauma center, police said. Alejandro Serrano,, "Man injured after firework explodes in hand at Mansfield train station," 6 July 2018 Shooting victims are often shuttled to larger hospitals but some, like Cormer Children’s Hospital, have adapted their trauma centers to accommodate Chicago’s combat-zone like conditions. Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, "Chicago's children caught in the crossfire: Alarming number of minors shot or killed in violence-plagued city," 31 Aug. 2018 The high costs of staffing a trauma team available at all hours, the firm argued, threatened to shut down trauma centers across the country. Jenny Gold, Vox, "A baby was treated with a nap and a bottle of formula. His parents received an $18,000 bill.," 20 July 2018 Patient has been extricated and flow to trauma center by HC2 at 4:13 pm. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Teen in California gets trapped beneath boulder, arm partially severed, report says," 18 July 2018 The wounded officer was in good spirits Sunday night, according to a police officers' union, whose president visited the trauma center with other officials, the union tweeted, according to the newspaper. Fox News, "Police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in Baltimore shootout," 24 Sep. 2018 The man was rolled through another set of doors into the trauma center’s red room, meant for those in life-threatening situations. Jill Langlois,, "In Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, one trauma center has become known as the war hospital," 23 Mar. 2018 BAMC and University Hospital have the only Level 1 trauma centers in San Antonio and serve a 22-county region in Southwest Texas with a population of more than 2.2 million. Bruce Selcraig, San Antonio Express-News, "University Hospital trauma cases on the rise," 29 May 2018 But the 71-year-old Sun City West resident, who had been puttering by a church on her way to the drugstore, died of massive organ injury and internal bleeding at a Level 1 trauma center less than two hours later. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Sheriff's Office blamed in golf-cart death of Sun City West woman," 19 Mar. 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trauma center

: a part of a hospital that is specially prepared to perform emergency surgery on people with severe injuries

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Medical Definition of trauma center

: a hospital unit specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and especially life-threatening traumatic injuries

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