Liberty Hospital’s Level 2 Trauma Center has been verified by the state of Missouri as complying with rigorous standards. These include a commitment to the community’s health and well-being that goes beyond the hospital campus. These standards include:
When the trauma team is activated, the patient is greeted on arrival by a trauma team including emergency department physician, registered nurses, surgical technicians, respiratory therapists, radiology technicians and a chaplain. Because trauma is often a surgical condition, the trauma surgeon assumes management of the patient’s care within minutes of arrival.
After a quick and thorough evaluation that can include x-rays, CT scans, sonograms, lab work and any necessary life-saving interventions, the patient is moved on to definitive care. This can include surgery, admission to the intensive care unit or a step down unit, or transfer to a specialized higher level of care. Upon admission, the patient’s care team begins planning for discharge and working to return the patient to their pre-injury level of living.
To help our patients and their families address the stresses associated with a critical incident, we offer a team of professionals trained in trauma support. The Liberty critical incident stress management team includes clergy, firefighters, registered nurses, paramedics and others. There is always a team member on call.
Every patient is met on arrival by a trauma team that includes an emergency physician, surgical and respiratory technicians, registered nurses, and a chaplain.