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what is difference between shock trauma hospital and level 1

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Stabilize &…: If pt is adequately stable, transport him/her to level 3 center. If not stable, hospital's surgical team would have to intervene, possible calling in ... Read More
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Trauma center: Levels 1-5. Highest level is 1. In a level 3 center, they may not be able to do too much, they have to stabilize the patient in terms of bp, transfusi ... Read More
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Stabilize and ship: The hospital would stabilize the patient and then ship them to a trauma hospital that could provide definitive care.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Trauma?: Depends on what you are going to the hospital for. Do you need trauma surgery?
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Dr. Andrew Glantz
38 years experience General Surgery
Trauma Centers: Every hospital has certain areas of expertise in which they might excel. Some hospitals have many areas of excellence. I would recommend you choose th ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Same: Standards may be the same. The level of care may different, depending on procedures done, and level of expertise available. There are levels1-3, depen ... Read More
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Multidisciplines: A hospital that is a trauma center makes a commitment to care for the trauma patient from the initial presentation until discharge. Usually has multi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
18 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on the injuries. In general, the objective of medical care is to maintain normal bodily functions or homeostasis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Plotkin
42 years experience Podiatry
Fracture big toe-yes: A broken big toe should probably be seen, a lesser toe can be buddy taped. I do think most toe fractures should be x-rayed to see if the alignment of ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Halin
39 years experience Radiology
The : The answer to your question is "yes, but..." mri can show evidence of trauma to the brain if it is present. The question is, when you say you were hi ... Read More
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
This forum: Is intended to help patients with real problems. Your question is not appropriate here.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Simply tell him/her: I'm sorry for your loss -- & suggest simply telling your OB doctor what you're experiencing. Most doctors have compassion, and want to keep patients ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Barnard
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Go back: X-rays do not show soft tissue damage. You may have soft tissue injuries, including nerve injuries. If the pain continues, go back to the doctor and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
39 years experience General Surgery
Pressure / blood los: Hypovolemia means not enough fluid in the body. After trauma, this usually means blood loss from internal bleeding, fractures or external cuts. Sho ... Read More
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