There are multiple units within our Hospital where a trauma patient may be admitted, depending on the care and treatment they require. Our trauma team coordinates a patient’s care throughout the hospital stay, regardless of trauma care unit or the severity of their injury.
Depending on level of care needed, your trauma stay within the hospital may include:
Trauma Resuscitation Room
The Trauma Resuscitation Room is located in Winthrop’s emergency department. It is staffed with trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, surgical residents, trauma physician assistants, registered nurses, trauma emergency department techs, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, radiologists and radiology technologists, who are in the hospital 24- hours a day.
This is the area in which emergency assessment and treatment begins and where assessment and stabilization must occur quickly and efficiently. From here, patients may be transported to radiology for a CT scan, the operating room or an inpatient unit for admission.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) - 4 North
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit is staffed with critical care physicians, surgical residents, physician assistants, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and patient care associates, who are available in-house, 24/7. The access doors to the unit are secured at all times to maintain patient privacy and security.
During rounds, the Trauma Team examines each patient, checking progress and planning the day’s care routine. Once rounds are completed, the doctors and nurses begin implementing the designated treatment plan.
Throughout the day, physician consultants may facilitate the treatment plan which may also include physical therapy and occupational therapy.
The patient may also be transported to other areas of the hospital for x-rays and other tests.
Trauma Surgical Units (3 North, 3 Potter, 4 North)
The Surgical units are staffed with trauma surgeons, surgical residents, trauma physician assistants, trauma nurse practitioners, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, case managers and patient care associates. Trauma physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners complete daily rounds directing the plan of care, and are available to the patient’s identified spokesperson to answer questions and provide clinical updates upon request.
Pediatric Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (5 North)
The Pediatric Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit cater to our younger trauma patients. The trauma physician, surgical residents, a pediatric critical care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, complete daily rounds directing the plan of care. We also have pediatric residents in-house, available 24/7, to assist with care.
The access doors to these units are secured at all times to maintain patient privacy and security. Parents, caretakers and visitors are permitted any time during the patient’s stay. Futons are available for a caregiver who wishes to remain overnight.
For Trauma Center visitation information, please visit our trauma patient visitation section.