Highest Level Trauma Care For All
Chandler Regional is a verified Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.
Minutes can mean the difference between life and death for a traumatic injury. In 2012, only 42 percent of patients who were critically injured in Maricopa Country arrived at a Level I trauma center within the “golden hour,” the hour immediately following the injury. This timeframe is critical because it is within this hour that most people can be saved through surgical intervention.
Understanding Who Needs Trauma Care
The basic definition of a “trauma patient” is someone with injuries as a result of an accident, such as: motor vehicle collisions, ground-level fall, slipping, falling off playground equipment, hiking, bicycling and ATV accidents. Chandler Regional’s Emergency Room already cares for patients with these injuries, but when they are combined with abnormally low blood pressure, respiratory failure and/or unconsciousness, a higher level of care is needed. These patients require Level I trauma team activation.
Highest Standards of Trauma Care
Chandler Regional's provisional status as a Level I Trauma Center began on March 24, 2014. Our Trauma Center is equipped with advanced technology and dedicated trauma operating rooms. Our trauma care team coordinates with EMS responders to provide critical care 24 hours a day.
Our trauma team includes:
Level 1 Trauma Center: Phases of Care
There are four phases to the trauma care process:
First responders to the accident scene attempt to stabilize a patient’s injuries before taking them to Chandler Regional for trauma care.
When the patient enters the trauma center, doctors will assess the severity of the injuries and determine the appropriate course of action to be taken.
The patient will go to the operating room where the trauma center doctors will stabilize and repair all injuries. Recovery time in the hospital will vary based on the extent of injuries.
Post-trauma center care includes at-home recovery, rehabilitation services and other necessary treatments to return to good health.
Chandler Regional is geographically positioned to best serve the communities of: Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Chandler, Florence, Gila River, Gilbert, Globe, Maricopa, Mesa, Miami, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Sun Lakes and Tempe. Chandler Regional’s Trauma Team is pleased to provide Rural Trauma Team Development Course emphasizing a team approach to the initial assessment, resuscitation and transfer of the trauma patient in a systemized, concise manner.
Our Trauma Leadership Team works closely with the Trauma staff and Emergency Medical Services/First Responders in the community to coordinate patient care from the accident scene to our doors.