Chandler Regional is a verified Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.
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.
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:
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.
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.