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pa.jflores

...just out of curiosity

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At the moment I work in the ER thats serves approximately 2 million people in a undeserved area. Within the past 10 years, the hospital was the only one operational within a 5 mile radius until they finally re-opened a trauma center. Now that they are building a foot ball stadium, do you think they will make our ER (which is only BLS) into a trauma center as well? And will the role of the PA change from treating patients that arent acute life threatening to helping the MDs with such emergencies?   

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How is your hospital only BLS to begin with?  Do you mean a non-trauma center?  

 

To the other part of your question, just hypothesizing, but if there is a recently opened trauma center nearby, wouldn't you think that'd *decrease* the number of trauma patients your facility receives?  Football stadiums have huge amounts of fans, many of whom are typically intoxicated, I'd say that particular patient census would increase during times of the games, not necessarily major trauma patients.  

In most ERs there are many more critical ill patients than number of critical trauma patients.  

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