Trauma

 

Our One Focus

JPS Health Network is the leader in trauma care for Tarrant County. The only Level I Trauma Center in Tarrant County, no other hospital in the county can handle trauma cases like JPS.

Our dedication to superior trauma care is critical to the health of Tarrant County. According to the Centers for Disease Control, trauma is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 44. That is why we have committed more resources than any other local hospital to saving the lives of trauma victims.

 

About Level I Trauma Centers

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) reviews hospitals ability to provide trauma care. The organization looks at resources available such as equipment, personnel and access to physicians in specialized fields, such as neurosurgeons. ACS surveyors perform a review of what a hospital has available and its capabilities. Learn more about what Level I means by visiting FACS.

 

For information about the Annual Trauma Symposium, click here.

 

 

JPS’ commitment to trauma goes beyond the walls of our emergency and trauma services department. We reach out to the community to provide education with the goal prevent traumatic injuries.

 

Injury and Violence Prevention Program

Studying trauma, behavior, environment, and policies to develop, implement, and evaluate prevention initiatives.

 

Focus Areas:

  • Trauma Center Education
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Geriatric Fall Prevention
  • Youth Social Emotional Learning
  • Violence Avoidance and Harm Reduction Program
  • Stop The Bleed
  • Community Health and Wellness Referral and Outreach Connection
  • Injury and Violence Prevention Coalition Participation

 

Contact the Injury and Violence Prevention Team for more information.

Mary Ann Contreras, RN
Injury and Violence Prevention Manager
Office: 817-702-8814

Ashley Lamar, MPH CPH CHES
Trauma Injury Prevention Specialist
Office: 817-702-8150

Catie Selvaggi, MPH CPH CHES CGH
Trauma Injury Prevention Specialist
Office: 817-702-6963

JPS Community Resource Guide

 

 

 

Event Name: ATLS Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

Course Date :
May 6, 2022, Instructor Course

Course Schedule :
Day 1: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Course Fees :
$800 for physicians


Course Date :
August 5, 2022, Refresher 1 Day Course

Course Schedule :
Day 1: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Course Fees :
$800 for providers (MD/DO/ACNP/FNP/PA/CRNA)


Course Date :
September 15-16, 2022, Traditional 2 Day Course

Course Schedule :
Day 1: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Course Fees :
$800 for providers (MD/DO/ACNP/FNP/PA/CRNA)

 

Course Information:

  1. Course manual, schedule and map will be sent to each student approximately one month prior to the course and after receipt of registration form and fees.
  2. Room temperature may vary. Please bring a sweater.
  3. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

 

 

Weather Cancellations:
If the Fort Worth Independent School District cancels classes due to weather, the scheduled course will also be cancelled. Participants will be contacted for transfer to a later course.

ATLS Cancellation/Refund Policy:
A nonrefundable $175.00 processing fee is included in the registration fee. Course refunds are issued only after a written notification of withdrawal received 15 business days prior to the course date. Cancellations less than 15 days prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

 

For more ATLS information, please call 817-702-7117 or email JPSATLS@jpshealth.org.

 

 

Title: ATCN Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

 

Course Date :
September 15-16, 2022

Course Schedule :
Day 1: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Course Fees :
$300 for Nurses

Course Information:

  • Course manual, schedule and map will be sent to each student approximately one month prior to the course and after receipt of registration form and fees.
  • Room temperature may vary. Please bring a sweater.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

 

ATCN Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received 10 business days or more prior to course. A nonrefundable cancellation fee of $50.00 will be retained for any cancellation. No refunds will be given with less than 10 business days notice or in the event of no-shows. Refunds will be issued only after course materials have been returned.

Weather Cancellations:
If the Fort Worth Independent School District cancels classes due to weather, the scheduled course will also be cancelled. Participants will be contacted for transfer to a later course.

 

For more ATCN information, please call 817-702-8802 or email JPSATCN@jpshealth.org.

 

 

Title: Trauma Nurse Core Course

Description: Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is an internationally standardized, interactive course sponsored by ENA (Emergency Nurses Association). It is designed for Registered Nurses and integrates the trauma nursing process into the content, which provides the learner with core level knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. TNCC certification is good for 4 years.

Highlights Include: 

  • Abdominal, pediatric and pregnancy in trauma
  • Airway and ventilation interventions
  • Initial assessment and shock
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Chest trauma and traction splinting

 

Course Dates:
February 23-24, 2021
May 25-26, 2021
October 5-6, 2021

 

Course Schedule:
Day 1: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Course Fees:
$230 - Auditors for CE only (LVN, EMT-P)
$250 - JPS RNs for Provider Certification and CE
$300 - RNs for Provider Certification and CE

 

Course Information:

  • Course manual, schedule and map will be sent to each student approximately one month prior to the course and after receipt of registration form and fees.
  • Room temperature may vary. Please bring a sweater.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

 

TNCC Registration: October

 

Weather Cancellations: If the Fort Worth Independent School District cancels classes due to weather, the ATLS course will also be cancelled. Participants will be contacted for transfer to a later course.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: A nonrefundable $175.00 processing fee is included in the registration fee. Course refunds are issued only after a written notification of withdrawal received 15 business days prior to the course date. Cancellations less than 15 days prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

 

For more TNCC information, please call 817-702-7117 or email JPSTNCC@jpshealth.org.

 

 

 

As the only Level I Trauma Center in Tarrant County, JPS receives trauma patients not only from local EMS agencies, but also from multiple air EMS agencies and other agencies outside of our county. Patient follow-up is a very important component as well as PI for EMS agencies. JPS maintains relationships with referring hospitals throughout the metroplex and countless counties in Texas.

For any questions related to EMS or Referral Centers for Trauma Patients, please contact Trauma Outreach Coordinator Roxie Herrin, BSN, RN at 817-702-5516 or RHerrin@jpshealth.org.