Education & Outreach

he Saint Francis Trauma Program has developed clinical and support services with documented quality outcomes as measured by length of stay, patient's functional outcome and satisfaction, and cost. Features of the program include:

  • The Trauma Registry, which provides a large database for research and analysis.

  • Trauma case reviews for EMS.

  • Sponsorship of a Paramedic Associate Degree Program, as well as the one-year paramedic certificate program at Capitol Community Technical College.

  • Sponsorship of 20 EMS services.

  • The Trauma Referral Service, which promotes quick access to care.

  • Community outreach, offering hundreds of classes and programs in first aid, CPR and other topics, as well as award winning trauma prevention programs for teens.

  • A Trauma Program staff who provide statewide and national leadership in trauma care and trauma system development.

  • Publication of study results in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Trauma, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine journal and Connecticut Medicine Journal.

  • A state-of-the-art textbook, Maximizing Brain Injury Recovery: Integrating Critical Care and Early Rehabilitation, published by three members of Saint Francis' Traumatic Brain Injury Team, drawing on their pioneering efforts in improving the functional recovery of TBI patients.