I have seen mention of Level 1 trauma ER, Level 3 trauma ER.
Could someone explain the differences to me please. I plan on doing some travel contracts in the US (I am in Canada) and in order to request what type of assignment I will want I need to know these different designations.
I currently work in a fairly small ER serving a population of just under 100,000, not sure how many ER visits/year we get. My worry is that I will land some place over my head, which won't benefit me, the patients or the hospital.
Some of you sound like you work in some really interesting places. I have to say that my reason for travelling is to get a bit of experience some place new while enjoying a new place for a few weeks.
Quote from lpnflorida
Level 1 trauma centers also have surgical residencies, teaching hospital. in addition to what has already been stated
Actually no. That's a common misperception. Most are housed in academic centers, but there are several that are not (and have no surgical residency). There is a requirement for research but that can be met many different ways.
David Carpenter, PA-C
Last edit by core0 on Jan 12, '09
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