TRAUMA CENTER

For Professionals

Dedicated Multi-Specialty Trauma Support 24/7

Call (408) 947-4087 to immediately speak with the trauma attending on call.

Be ready to provide important information:

  • Referring hospital’s and physician’s name
  • Contact phone number
  • Patient’s name, age, and working diagnosis

Adult Trauma

Physicians treating adult patients with the following injuries should transfer their patients to SCVMC:

Central Nervous System Injuries

  • Penetrating Injury or open fracture
  • GCS <14 especially those on blood thinning medications
  • Spinal Cord or major vertebral injury
     

    Chest Injur​ies

    • Major chest wall injury with >3 rib fractures and/or pulmonary contusion
    • Penetrating chest injury
       

      Pelvis/Abd​omen Injuries

      • Pelvic ring disruption
      • Concern for splenic, liver, renal, pancreatic, or other solid organ injury
         

        Major ​extremity Injuries

        • Fracture/dislocation with loss of distal pulses and/or ischemia
        • Open long bone fractures
        • Two or more long bone fractures
           

          Any Burn/Tra​uma Injuries

          ​Any major injury to two or more body regions or Multiple System Injury​​


          Pediatric Trauma

          Patients with the following injuries should transfer their patients to SCVMC:​

          CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM INJURIES

          • Penetrating Injury or open fracture
          • GCS <14 with our without abnormal CT Scan
          • Spinal Cord or major vertebral injury
             

            CHEST INJUR​IES

            • Major chest wall injury with >3 rib fractures and/or pulmonary contusion
            • Penetrating chest injury
               

              PELVIS/ABD​OMEN INJURIES

              • Pelvic ring disruption
              • Concern for splenic, liver, renal, pancreatic, or other solid organ injury
                 

                MAJOR ​EXTREMITY INJURIES

                • Fracture/dislocation with loss of distal pulses and/or ischemia
                • Open long bone fractures
                • Two or more long bone fractures
                   

                  ANY BURN/TRA​UMA INJURIES

                  ​Any major injury to two or more body regions or Multiple System Injury​​​