Trauma at Mayo Clinic
The care of patients with trauma at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a collaborative effort focused on truly multidisciplinary practice.
Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus has been designated as both a Level I Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center for many years, attesting to the dedication of the institution and of both the emergency medicine and surgical departments to the delivery of quality clinical care. Reviewers from the American College of Surgeons have specifically commented on the collaborative efforts across departmental lines as being an asset of the programs.
The patient population originates not only from the Rochester community but also from the regions of southeastern Minnesota, northern Iowa and western Wisconsin. Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus serves as the lead regional trauma center for the Southern Minnesota Regional Trauma Advisory Committee, allowing for the dissemination of best practices for trauma care in the area.
Emergency medicine residents are partners in the care of trauma patients, beginning in their first year of training, with an expanding role over the course of their residency. Joint conferences with the surgical residents are held on a monthly basis with a focus on clinical care through in situ simulation. Additionally, trauma video review provides a format for feedback from actual patient care experiences on a monthly basis.