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Trauma Center

Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death 0-45 years of age. The Fulton County Medical Center is the only Level IV Accredited Trauma Center in the South Central Mountain Region with the closest Level I Trauma Center 72 miles away. Research suggest that death rates are reduced up to 25% among injured patients treated in trauma centers organized into a regional and/or statewide trauma system.

What does this mean for you?

  • Emergency Department Physicians certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Registered nurses trained in trauma care
  • Expedited transfer to Level I Trauma, Pediatric, and Burn Centers

Resources immediately available to provide optimal care and reduce the likelihood of death or disability.

  • Bleeding control
  • Blood replacement
  • Anti-coagulation reversal
  • Advanced airway support / augmentation
  • Breathing support / augmentation
  • External fracture stabilization

The Emergency Department providers at the Fulton County Medical Center are continuously prepared and trained to treat the most severe and life threatening injuries while preparing for expedited transfer to definitive care. Those with minor injuries can received acute care and rehabilitation on our Acute Care and Swing Bed services.

Interested in learning more about STOP THE BLEED training being offered by the Fulton County Medical Center's Trauma Program?

Please contact the Trauma Program Manager @ 717-485-2815 to set up group training sessions on how to apply direct pressure and tourniquets to bleeding wounds! Examples of groups include:

  • Church groups
  • Businesses
  • Emergency Medical Systems
  • Correctional facilities
  • Farming Industry
  • Construction companies
  • Firearm Distribution Locations
  • Public Health Events

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