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Trauma & Emergency Care

Trauma & Emergency Care

The dedicated medical team at Mercy Emergency Room in Sugar Land, Texas, offers expert care to individuals experiencing a range of traumatic episodes. Our team, comprising board-certified physicians and experienced on-site professionals, possesses the skills to swiftly and accurately evaluate the urgent safety requirements of those affected by accidents and injuries. We strive to deliver the highest standard of care with the utmost urgency.

If you or a loved one has suffered a significant accident or another traumatic event, do not hesitate to dial 911 or reach out to us directly for immediate support. Our services are accessible around the clock, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays.

Emergency room trauma care includes the immediate and specialized medical attention given to individuals who have experienced severe physical injuries.

Trauma may result from a wide range of causes including:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • High-impact sport injuries
  • Slips and falls
  • Assaults
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Industrial accidents
  • Animal bites
  • Burns
  • Electrical shock injuries

Emergency Care for Trauma

Trauma patients often require rapid interventions to stabilize vital signs. This may include interventions such as intubation, IV fluids, and pain management.

Our physicians will perform a thorough physical examination and may order diagnostic tests, such as X-rays ultrasound or CT scans to assess the extent of injuries. Blood tests may be conducted to check for internal bleeding or other issues.

Trauma is evaluated using the Injury Severity Score (ISS). This approach is used to gauge the extent of an injury and is linked to factors like the risk of death, survival rates, duration of recovery, necessity for hospitalization, and other relevant outcomes.

Cleaning and suturing of lacerations or injuries is performed to prevent infection and promote healing. Fractures or dislocations may require immediate setting and immobilization. Patients with head injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) will receive specialized neurological assessments and may be closely monitored for any neurological changes. In some cases, surgical procedures may be necessary to repair injuries, control bleeding, or remove foreign objects.

Trauma patients are closely monitored for changes in vital signs, pain, and other symptoms to ensure their condition remains stable. Effective pain management is crucial to ensure patients are comfortable during their treatment and recovery. For severe injuries, a plan for rehabilitation and follow-up care is initiated to aid in the patient's recovery and restoration of function.

Trauma care often involves consulting with specialists in fields like neurosurgery, orthopedics, or other surgical disciplines as necessary. Support from social workers or counselors may be provided to address psychological and emotional needs of trauma patients.

Depending on the severity of injuries, patients may be discharged with instructions for follow-up care or admitted for further treatment and observation.

Emergency room care for trauma is a critical and time-sensitive process that aims to save lives and minimize the long-term impact of injuries. At Mercy Emergency we have a well-coordinated team, specialized equipment, and the resources to provide rapid and effective care to trauma patients.