Acute Care Surgery
UF Health Acute Care Surgery at Jacksonville encompasses trauma
surgery, surgical critical care and emergency surgery.
Trauma, the disease of injury, is the most common cause of death and disability
in people ages 1 to 44. Traffic injuries are among the leading causes of trauma
cases. In these situations, the most critical element in preserving the patient's
quality of life is minimizing the amount of time between the traumatic incident
and when he or she receives emergency medical treatment. Fortunately, northeast
Florida and southeast Georgia residents can rely on UF Health Jacksonville for the
area's only Level I trauma center and the most effective, efficient trauma transport
and critical care treatment available today.
Video: TraumaOne Trauma Center
UF Health Jacksonville is home to the TraumaOne trauma
program, the only state-approved adult and pediatric Level I Trauma Center in Northeast
Florida and Southeast Georgia. UF trauma surgeons and specially trained support
staff are available to help severely injured patients 24 hours a day, seven days
a week. The TraumaOne Trauma Center has five resuscitation beds that allow for immediate
evaluation and resuscitation of injured patients by the Trauma One team. UF Health
Jacksonville's TraumaOne trauma program is widely recognized as one of the largest
in the nation, seeing almost 4,000 patients annually, of which about 2,500 are admitted.
The TraumaOne team is staffed by University of Florida faculty surgeons, as well
as nurses, paramedics, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners,
psychologists and other support personnel who have had special training in the care
of trauma patients and meet all educational requirements necessary to support a
state approved Level I Trauma Center. This experienced and knowledgeable medical
team is lead by attending surgeons and provides care for each trauma patient from
admission through discharge in order to maintain a continuity of care through his
or her stay and return the injured patient to a healthy, productive life. The Trauma
One program is also supported by a high-tech 16 bed trauma intensive care unit equipped
with the latest lifesaving technology.
Surgical Critical Care
The surgical critical care service is staffed by attending surgeons and provides
care to nearly 1,000 critically ill or injured patients each year. These patients
are able to receive state of the art care in an effort to support organ dysfunction
during their illness.
Emergency General Surgery
Attending surgeons provide prompt evaluation and consultation to all patients presenting
with emergent surgical conditions. The attending surgeon then works with the residents
to direct the care of the patient and supervise any surgical procedures that need
to be performed.