Bryan Trauma Program Collaborates with other Providers to Advance Patient Care

Bryan Trauma Center plays an active role in working with EMS providers and area hospitals to establish regional and statewide trauma systems.

The Nebraska Trauma System has four regions. As mandated by state legislation, each region has a medical director, a lead hospital and an advisory board.

Bryan is the lead Trauma Center for Region 2, the Southeast Nebraska Trauma System. Bryan Trauma Program director Reginald Burton, MD, is the Region 2 medical director.

“The state trauma system is voluntary but we hope all hospitals, clinics and EMS providers will participate,” says Dr. Burton. Benefits of the statewide system include:

• Improving trauma care for all Nebraskans.
• Free access to trauma education for your community, medical personnel and EMS providers.
• Access to funds for improving equipment, education and trauma care in your community.

The Bryan Trauma Program has a rich history in advancing trauma care. Did you know that the Advanced Trauma Life Support training program taught throughout the world began in Lincoln, Neb., at what was then the Lincoln General Hospital Trauma Program? Today, we continue this tradition by providing education programs and case reviews and by assisting area hospitals who wish to achieve trauma designation/certification.

To learn more about the trauma program and education opportunities, call Trauma Program manager Robbie Dumond, RN, at 402-481-5150.

As professionals, you know the difference minutes can make to a trauma patient. The Bryan Trauma Center toll-free number speeds the referral process for you and your patients. With this number, you make just one call and the Bryan trauma team makes all the arrangements for your patient. You’ll talk directly to the emergency medicine physician who accepts trauma patient transfers and coordinates all physician consultations needed. This physician also activates the trauma team. You also can arrange air transport with StarCare to the Bryan Trauma Center during the same call. When minutes count, one call is all you need to make: 1-800-873-6572.