Trauma care centers provide medical care for patients that have sustained traumatic injuries. These include motor vehicle collisions, sports mishaps, slips, falls, and more. These injuries require immediate medical attention from experienced healthcare providers.
Our emergency room (ER center) is fully-staffed and equipped to handle all types of traumatic injuries. Our future-forward diagnostic, imaging, and lab technology combined with expertise that treats injuries of all levels.
What does a trauma care center treat?
There are similarities and differences between trauma care and emergency room centers. When patients need emergency care, they can visit a local hospital’s ER room or a freestanding ER, like our facility. ER doctors analyze and assess the injuries and decide if the patient needs emergency medicine or specialized care in trauma wards. This depends on the severity of the injury.
In contrast, trauma care units treat patients with critical or life-threatening injuries. Patients with severe injuries receive comprehensive emergency medical care. In addition, there are trauma surgeons with advanced training in essential, life-saving procedures. As with any trauma center, specific criteria must be followed with triage guidelines that identify the more seriously injured patients.
At Family First ER, our doctors are equipped to provide emergency trauma services and treat the following:
- Injuries sustained in car accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Blunt force trauma
- Serious burns
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Gunshot and stab wounds
Emergency room trauma services
Most emergency rooms can provide emergency care for non-life-threatening injuries. These include minor burns, broken bones, and sprains. ER physicians perform an examination with scans like digital x-rays that check the severity of your injury. Emergency medicine differs from trauma care as the latter is for more extreme emergency and life-threatening injuries. Emergency rooms, like Family First ER, can treat the conditions listed below.
Treating bites and stings
Insect and snake bites can pose serious risks for patients that have allergies. However, patients with non-allergic reactions may also be at risk due to the venom. Emergency rooms treat all types of bites and stings, whether patients got them from animals or people. Other treatments include:
- Objects placed in the nose or other orifice
- Gunshot wounds
- Objects inserted or pressed into the body
- Mysterious rashes or hives
- Irregular skin irritations or constant itching
- Metal, plastic, wood, or other materials lodged into the skin
Injuries from slips, fall, and sports
Workplace and sports injuries are common and require immediate medical care. These mishaps can result in fractures (broken bones), sprains, and strains (micro-tears to tissues). It can even cause dislocations or injuries to tendons and ligaments. Trauma injuries also include cuts that will not stop bleeding.
Head injuries and burns
Head injuries are delicate and must be treated accordingly. With digital X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and more, doctors can check for concussions or neurological issues. Whether you were injured playing sports or were in a fender-bender, experienced trauma doctors can help figure out the extent of the injury and the best way to provide treatment . In addition, emergency rooms often trauma care for:
- Bleeding from the ears
- Head injuries from sports falls, or sports accidents
- Cuts and contusions (bruises)
- 2nd and 3rd-degree burns
- Burns due to chemical exposure
Family First ER is your local trauma and ER center in Baytown, Texas. With an emergency team on stand-by, onsite imaging, and dedicated healthcare professionals, our services rival the area’s top hospitals and medical clinics. Learn more about our trauma unit and ER services by contacting us today.