I may start a new job that has a level 1 trauma center

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    I've been in the OR for 2.5 years now and I'm switching jobs soon. One of the places I'm interviewing with is a level 1 trauma center and I have absolutely no experience with that. I'm pretty well rounded and I'd be willing to learn, but I was just curious on what the learning curve would be like?

    And do OR's have trauma teams, or is everyone expected to know how to do it?
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    Quote from zedekias
    I've been in the OR for 2.5 years now and I'm switching jobs soon. One of the places I'm interviewing with is a level 1 trauma center and I have absolutely no experience with that. I'm pretty well rounded and I'd be willing to learn, but I was just curious on what the learning curve would be like? And do OR's have trauma teams, or is everyone expected to know how to do it?
    I guess I should add that I'm comfortable in general, vascular, robotics and have some experience in ortho, thoracic, plastics, and ent
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    In level one centers, trauma teams rotate with scheduled surgeries and trauma assignments. Generally, there are a few rooms left open and staffed in the event a trauma comes in. These teams work as floaters and break people in between traumas. Get ready for the best learning opportunity available. Is it a university affiliated teaching facility? If so, you'll learn right along with everyone else in the room. Good Luck!


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