UMC Trauma ICU Nurses Discuss Their Role in Caring for Patients Today at 1 p.m.

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

WHAT: Media availability to talk with nursing members of UMC’s trauma ICU

WHO: Nursing staff of D2W, UMC’s Trauma ICU, including Tracy Culbert, RN, who has been invited to attend the President’s State-of-the-Union Address

Once trauma surgeons repair injuries and stabilize patients, nurses in the trauma intensive care unit (ICU) provide essential care to patients and family members to send patients on a road to recovery. While this is done on a daily basis at University Medical Center, Southern Arizona’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, the role of nursing was brought to the forefront as nurses cared for the 5 patients admitted to the trauma ICU following the tragedy of Jan. 8, 2011.
 
Today, a group of trauma ICU nurses will provide media with information on their essential role as part of the trauma team.  (Due to patient privacy issues, they will not be discussing specifics of care provided to shooting victims.)
 
Video of the media briefing can be viewed live at http://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu