In an effort to help provide area health professionals with the latest training, Taylorville Memorial Hospital recently hosted the Rural Trauma Team Development course for 20 area healthcare workers. The course is offered through the Southern Illinois Trauma Center and is designed to provide rural EMTs and hospital staff with a team approach to trauma care before the patient is sent to a trauma center.
Taylorville Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Nurse Manager Kristy Cesaretti says two trauma surgeons came in to talk about the importance of trauma care before reaching the trauma center.
Cesaretti says there were many healthcare professionals in attendance at the training course.
Cesaretti says all the nurses in Taylorville Memorial Hospital’s emergency room are trauma-nurse certified, which involves taking a two-day course to get the certficication. She says the training helps to refresh and build on those skills needed to be trauma-certified.