Nevada is home to four officially designated trauma centers, all of which are equipped to help you in the event of a traumatic injury or accident. A trauma center will have trauma surgeons, nurses, and sophisticated medical equipment available around the clock for certain serious types of emergencies.
Where are Nevada Trauma Centers?
Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502
Level II Trauma Center
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus
Siena Campus, 3001 St. Rose Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052
Level III Trauma Center
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Level II Trauma Center
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
1800 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102
Level I Adult, Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
What Is the Difference Between an Emergency Room and a Trauma Center?
An emergency room or urgent care center is a place where people know they can go to receive medical attention quickly. The injuries and illnesses seen by an emergency room staff may or may not be immediately serious or life-threatening.
A trauma center deals with emergencies that are outside the scope of what an ER is equipped for. It is required to have certain staff and equipment on-hand at all times that are prepared to save lives at a moment’s notice. The cases seen by a trauma center are immediately and seriously life-threatening, and they can range from accident injuries to violent crime injuries.
What Do Trauma Center Levels Mean?
Trauma Centers are given different levels based on their available resources.
- Level I Trauma Center – The most elite ranking, which means the hospital can provide complete care for every aspect of trauma injury, from prevention through rehabilitation. It is staffed with a high level of trauma staff and equipment availabile 24/7. A Level I trauma center is required to meet certain annual requirements in order to maintain its status.
- Level II Trauma Center – These centers are able to initiate definitive care for all injured patients. They provide 24/7 care by most trauma staff; however, cardiac needs may be referred to Level I Centers.
- Level III Trauma Center – This level of care includes an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, and stabilization. More comprehensive treatment may be referred to higher level trauma centers.
- Level IV Trauma Center – Level IV Centers can provide advanced trauma life support (ATLS) prior to transporting patients to higher level trauma centers.
- Level V Trauma Center – These locations may offer initial evaluation and stabilization while preparing patients for centers with higher care.
There are also Pediatric Trauma Centers, which specialize in child injuries and have certain pediatric specialists and equipment on hand.
Call a Personal Injury Attorney for Help After Trauma
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