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Education and Support

Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) provides extensive trauma education for EMTs, nurses and emergency physicians, to enhance the immediate care they provide to our community.

Trauma Education

MVH provides extensive trauma education for emergency medical technicians (EMTs), nurses and physicians in the area.

Our standardized approach to trauma care helps to provide a patient with optimal care, since there's no question of what to do next. The skills learned are a big benefit to physicians and nurses at hospitals that don't offer definitive trauma care. This helps them recognize trauma cases, apply the skills to stabilize these patients, and refer them to appropriate care.

Trauma and Critical Care Update

Trauma and Critical Care Update is a yearly trauma symposium. It is an all-day event that draws about 400 people. It attracts trauma and emergency medicine physicians, critical care and operating room nurses, respiratory therapists and other ancillary staff. Nationally-respected keynote speakers give presentations on best practices and overall field information.

The Advanced Trauma Life Support Course

The Advanced Trauma Life Support Course was developed by the American College of Surgeons. It orients physicians to assessment and management of trauma cases through practical lectures and a series of skill stations. A two-day physician provider course and RN/EMT auditor course is offered along with a one-day physician refresher course. It is offered twice a year.

The Trauma Nurse Core Course

The Trauma Nurse Core Course is a 16-hour provider course and an eight-hour re-certification course with a standardized curriculum. It is offered four times a year. The audience is trauma and emergency nurses with at least six months of experience. The secondary audience is nurses with little emergency experience looking to gain this knowledge and hands-on experience at the psychomotor skill stations. All participants must be registered nurses. Attendees get continuing education contact hours (CECHs) for attending.

Family and Friends Blood Replacement Program

Maintaining a supply of blood in Dayton, like any city, is a constant battle. Because of the short shelf life of fresh blood, the supply always needs to be renewed. Miami Valley Hospital's Trauma Center needs massive supplies of blood. Dr. Mary McCarthy initiated this blood program with the Community Blood Center of Dayton. When a trauma patient requires blood, family and friends are asked to donate blood to help replenish the supply. This effort brings in over 600 pints of blood a year.

What to Expect in a Trauma

Treatment for trauma patients follows established patterns proven to provide the most effective care for patients and support for families. Learn more.

Follow-Up Care

Depending on the trauma patient’s condition, special arrangements may be needed for support and ongoing care when the patient is ready to leave the hospital. Learn more.

CareFlight Outreach and Education

The CareFlight Air and Mobile Services team offers some special outreach programs for area EMS and emergency personnel. Learn more about these programs.

Air Currents Magazine

Keep up with the latest CareFlight Air and Mobile Services news with Air Currents magazine.

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Emergency & Trauma Services.
Miami Valley Hospital Jamestown Emergency Center
The Shaw Emergency & Trauma Center at Miami Valley Hospital
The Shaw Emergency Department at Miami Valley Hopsital South
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