The trauma team is a group of healthcare professionals organized to provide care to the trauma patient in a coordinated and timely manner. This multidisciplinary team approach to the care of trauma patients is critical to the success of the trauma program. Through collaboration, every member of the trauma team supports an important component of trauma care that contributes to successful patient outcomes.
Thomas V. Clancy, MD, Medical Director: The role of the Medical Director is to organize and manage the overall physician/surgeon component of the trauma service and to pursue the development of the trauma center in terms of quality of care, volume, scope of services and cost-effectiveness. mailto:Thomas.Clancy@nhrmc.org
Christy Spivey, RN, BSN, MBA, CEN, Director Emergency Departments and Trauma Services: Responsible for the development of strategic planning and directing of activities of the Trauma Program including Performance Improvement, Injury Prevention, Regulatory Compliance, and Trauma Education for both the medical center and the region including Southeastern Regional Advisory Committee (SERAC). Christy.Spivey@nhrmc.org
Jane McNichols, RN, MBA, Trauma Program Manager: The role of the Manager is to facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the trauma program. Educational, clinical, research, administrative and outreach activities of the trauma program are coordinated in collaboration with the Medical Director. Jane.McNichols@nhrmc.org
Trauma Mid-Level Providers:
The role of the Trauma Mid-level Provider (TMP) is to provide clinical expertise to trauma patients and their families in an ongoing basis. The TMP evaluates trauma patients in the Emergency Department, rounds on the floor and provides follow-up care to patients in the clinic.
Holli Craven, RN, MS, SERAC Coordinator: The role of the SERAC Coordinator is to organize outreach efforts to improve trauma care in the southeastern region of North Carolina. The SERAC Coordinator collaborates with area hospitals, EMS, and community services to provide education to health care providers, maintain state trauma care requirements, and increase injury prevention awareness among the public. Holli.Craven@nhrmc.org
Karine Eason, RN, BSN, Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator: The Trauma PI Coordinator develops, implements, and manages the performance improvement program for Trauma Services. She coordinates the day-to-day clinical activities of the Trauma Services and serves as primary contact between Trauma Services and other clinical areas throughout New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The Trauma PI Coordinator organizes, coordinates, and presents Trauma Services performance improvement data. Karine.Eason@nhrmc.org
Tina D'Amico Poole, MPH, Injury Prevention Coordinator: The role of the Injury Prevention Coordinator is to develop and present injury prevention programs to the youth and adults of our community. The Injury Prevention Coordinator collaborates with other regional injury prevention professionals to further the mission of injury prevention and safety and assists in the development of a cadre of volunteers to assist with community programs. TinaD'Amico.Poole@nhrmc.org
Kushana Ballard, CSTR, Trauma Registrar: The role of the Lead Trauma Registrar is to oversee the collection, storage and reporting of information from the trauma registry. This person ensures the reliability and validity of data through training and education of junior staff, representation in state committees, and regular cross-check reports. Kushana.Ballard@nhrmc.org
Deb Stafford, BS, Trauma Registrar: The role of the Trauma Registrar is to maintain the Trauma Registry Database which provides for the collection, storage and reporting of information about trauma patients including the facts related to the patient's injury event, severity, care, and outcome. Obtaining, coding, and sorting this information for analysis and reporting individual and aggregate results are the expressed purposes of the trauma registry. Deb.Stafford@nhrmc.org
Tonnya West, BS, Trauma Program Analyst: The role of the Trauma Program Analyst is the execution of database queries and production of reports using a variety of software applications. This person analyzes data for reporting, planning and research purposes, and provides metrics to support the PI process. Tonnya.West@nhrmc.org