What does Level 2 trauma patient mean?

A Level II Trauma Center is able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients. Elements of Level II Trauma Centers Include: 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.

What is the most serious trauma level?

Level 1 Trauma
Level 1 Trauma Centers provide the highest level of trauma care to critically ill or injured patients. Seriously injured patients have an increased survival rate of 25% in comparison to those not treated at a Level 1 center.

What level trauma center is best?

The different levels (i.e. Level I, II, III, IV or V) refer to the kinds of resources available within a trauma center and the number of patients admitted yearly. Being at a Level 1 trauma center provides the highest level of surgical care for trauma patients.

Is Level 2 Trauma bad?

Level 2. Level 1 and level 2 trauma centers are very similar, and both can manage people with severe injuries. Both centers require surgeons to be available 24-7 to respond to a trauma patient shortly after their arrival at the center.

How many levels of trauma are there?

There are five different levels of trauma centers in the United States, but they can vary from state to state, and not every state recognizes all five levels.

What is a Level II trauma center?

A level II trauma center also has 24-hour coverage by an in-hospital general/trauma surgeon as well as an anesthesiologist. There are several minor differences between a level I and II trauma center but the main difference is that the level II trauma center does not have the research and publication requirements of a level I trauma center.

What are the different levels of trauma alert categories?

TRAUMA ALERT CATEGORIES . I. Level I Trauma . A. Code Blue Patient 1. Patient with traumatic mechanism is apneic and/or pulseless. B. Code Red Patient 1. Glascow Coma Scale < 13. 2. Penetrating Injuries to the head, neck or trunk. 3. Shock present. a. Systolic Blood Pressure < 90 at any point. b. In the pediatric patient, defined as: Age SBP HR

What is the combination scoring system for trauma?

Combination scoring systems. Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) This score determines the probability of patient survival (Ps) from the combination of both anatomical and physiological (Injury Severity Score (ISS) and Revised Trauma Score (RTS), respectively) scores.

How many trauma centers are there in Ohio?

Here in Ohio, we have 12 level I trauma centers, 10 level II trauma centers, and 20 level III trauma centers. In addition, we have 3 level I pediatric trauma centers and 5 level II pediatric trauma centers (not shown). The location of Ohio’s trauma centers means that most Ohioans live within 25 miles of a level I, II, or III trauma center hospital.