Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Division of Trauma and Critical Care
Division of Trauma and Critical Care

The Trauma Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital is one of the four state-designated Level 1 Trauma Centers in Manhattan. Under the direction of Raymond V. Wedderburn, MD, FACS, the trauma service cares for patients with single & multiple system injuries. The trauma team (PGY-5, 4, 1) is activated for all patients meeting specific trauma criteria and respond to the Emergency Department for initial involvement in the management of all injured patients. All trauma patients requiring hospitalization are admitted to one of two designated surgical services at the Mount Sinai St. Luke's site. The care of each trauma patient is supervised by one of six attending trauma surgeons. Critically injured patients are admitted to the designated SICU at St. Luke's (SL) which also serves as the trauma ICU. As violent crime has decreased in NYC, the number of penetrating injuries has decreased but the service continues to provide exposure to a good mix of blunt and penetrating injuries.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital Center is fully committed to the care of critically ill and injured patients. As such, The SICU at each site is fully staffed (24/7) by surgical and anesthesia house staff with complete attending staff backup. The SICU at MSSL is a designated 9 bed unit, staffed by board certified intensivists in surgery and anesthesiology. The unit serves a mix of patients undergoing major general surgical as well as trauma procedures. Additionally, patients with surgical conditions requiring nonoperative management in a critical care setting are admitted to this unit. Examples of the above include severe pancreatitis and multiple traumas. The SICU at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital is part of a mixed medical-surgical ICU. The unit is fully staffed by surgical intensivists as well as one pulmonary critical care intensivist committed to the care of critically ill patients.

Clinical guidelines for Trauma

MTP: Massive Transfusion Protocol

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