Welcome to the home page for the University of North Carolina Hospitals Trauma Program!
UNC Hospitals is a State designated and American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level I Trauma Center. We receive patients from all over the state of North Carolina who require the highest level of specialized care for adult and pediatric trauma. In addition, UNC Hospitals, through the Trauma Program, operates as the lead agency for the MidCarolina Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), one of eight making up the statewide trauma system. The RAC serves as a method of standardizing trauma care throughout the state and providing support to the hospitals and EMS agencies that belong to it.
The UNC Trauma Program is a collaborative enterprise that incorporates the expertise of many different disciplines in order to provide the most comprehensive care possible for adult and pediatric trauma patients. Units involved in the care of trauma patients include Carolina Air Care, the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units, Surgical Units, Pediatric Specialty Units, Rehabilitation units, and the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center. In coordination with the Department of Surgery and the Trauma Medical Director, the Trauma Program establishes and maintains all protocols and guidelines involved in our trauma process.
Our Adult and Pediatric Trauma Coordinators oversee an extensive set of performance improvement standards in order to ensure that trauma patient care maintains the highest standards. This includes multidisciplinary care conferences and discharge planning. Our Outreach and MidCarolina RAC Coordinator provides education and resources to our own facility and to our referring or RAC hospitals and agencies, through ATLS, TNCC, ENPC, and Rural Trauma Team Development (RTTDC) courses. The UNC Trauma Program also has a dedicated Injury Prevention Coordinator who serves as a regional resource for injury prevention education and activities. Our Regional Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Program supports the development of the State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT) for our RAC in order to provide medical and decontamination assistance in the event of emergency or disaster events. Also, in collaboration with other Regional Disaster and Emergency Preparedness programs throughout the State of North Carolina, it is considered a national model for disaster preparedness planning.
Please visit our Web site below to get a more in-depth understanding of what we are doing in Trauma here at UNC.
Lisa Murtaugh, RN,
Trauma Program Manager
Trauma Program Staff
Jennifer Haynes, RN, CPEN,
Pediatric Trauma Coordinator
Cheryl Workman, RN, CEN, MSN
Adult Trauma Coordinator
Trauma Program Office Assistant
Shiloh Lunsford, CSTR
Shannon Barkwell, MSW,
Injury Prevention Coordinator
Regional Disaster & Emergency Preparedness
24/7 on-call pager: 919-216-4591
Regional Emergency Response and Recovery Coordinator, Lead
Josh Fox, BS
Regional Emergency Response and Recovery Coordinator
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