St. Mary Medical Center (St. Mary) hosted its annual Trauma Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to educate local and regional physicians, nurses and others on recent advances and best practices when caring for trauma victims.
The keynote speaker of the event was Dr. Niels D. Martin, medical director of the trauma and surgical intensive care unit at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Martin presented recent advancements in reviving patients who have lost too much blood due to a traumatic event. Other notable topics included caring for pregnant trauma victims, preparing for mass casualty incidents, pediatric trauma patients, and more.
The St. Mary Trauma Center, which has been in continuous operation for more than 30 years, hosts the Trauma Conference each year. As the only Level 2 trauma center in Bucks County, St. Mary holds accreditation as one of the longest operating trauma centers in the state.
St. Mary’s Trauma Center oversees a comprehensive range of services and treats more than 1,800 trauma patients annually. St. Mary also works with area EMS squads to coordinate care while the patient is still in transport. As part of its proactive trauma prevention program, St. Mary offers Stop the Bleed training, a falls-prevention program for seniors, and coordinates highway safety programs with PennDOT.