TROY – FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital hosted emergency, health care and rescue personnel from throughout the area for the Oct. 14 meeting of the MidCarolina Trauma Regional Advisory Committee (MidCarolina RAC).
The mission of the RAC is to participate in the development of standardized regional trauma care as well as the establishment and maintenance of a coordinated trauma system to promote the best possible trauma care for all residents of the MidCarolina Trauma RAC area.
Working closely with the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) and the UNC Health Care Trauma Program, the RAC provides regular educational opportunities to its members. For example, many Emergency Department nurses at Montgomery Memorial have obtained their trauma nursing core course certificates through the group.
Montgomery Memorial’s director of nursing, Susan Davey, R.N., represents the hospital on the RAC as a voting member.
Participants in the Oct. 14 RAC meeting at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital included (from left) Zona Maness, R.N., MMH Emergency Department; Donna Strong, director, FirstHealth Regional EMS; Susan Davey, R.N., MMH nursing director; Shannon Barkwell, RAC Injury Prevention coordinator; Jennifer Haynes, Trauma Outreach and Mid-Carolina RAC coordinator; and Josh Fox, RAC Emergency Response and Recovery regional coordinator.
Jennifer Haynes, Trauma Outreach and Mid-Carolina RAC coordinator, speaks to program participants at the Oct. 14 meeting at FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital.