Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Blake Medical Center

Blake Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center designated by the Florida Department of Health. This means the staff at our hospital provides expert trauma care to patients throughout Bradenton and its surrounding communities. The sooner a trauma patient receives treatment the better, so having access to trauma care close to home is crucial.

 

The Trauma Center at Blake Medical Center has been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. Established by the American College of Surgeons in 1987, the COT's Consultation/Verification Program for Hospitals promotes the development of trauma centers in which participants provide not only the hospital resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process. 

 

Trauma centers provide specialized medical services and resources to patients with traumatic injuries. Appropriate treatment has been shown to increase positive outcomes for injured patients. Accredited trauma centers must be continuously prepared to treat the most serious life threatening and disabling injuries.

The major difference between a hospital without and a hospital with a trauma center is the requirement for 24-hour availability of a trauma care team. These providers include trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, radiologists and nurses. Specialty resources also include 24-hour availability of a trauma resuscitation area in the emergency room (ER), an operating room, laboratory testing, diagnostic testing, blood bank and pharmacy.

Hospitals that pursue trauma center accreditation must comply with the thorough trauma care accreditation process through the Florida Department of Health and are required to assure trauma care is delivered according to established standards of care.

TSN Coordinator

Cindy Filice
CFilice
Email Coordinator

Address
2020 59th Street W, Blake Medical Center
Bradenton, Florida, 34209

Telephone
work: 9415672851
cell: 9415650894


Community Resources

Al-Anon Family Groups

www.al-anon.org

Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse.

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aa.org

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with drinking problems or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

Americans with Disabilities Act

www.ada.gov

The ADA Website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (Voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Chronic Pain Association

www.theacpa.org

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

American Trauma Socieety

www.amtrauma.org

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, and Empower Survivors.

AMPOWER

www.empoweringamputees.org

The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

Amputee Coalition

www.amputee-coalition.org

The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy,, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults and families.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

www.adaa.org

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research.

Brain Injury Association of America

www.biausa.org

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.

Brainline

www.brainline.org

Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

Opioid Overdose Prevention

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prevention/index.html

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

www.christopherreeve.org

1-800-225-0292 The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Detox.Com

https://www.detox.com/ptsd/

Information on support for PTSD and Addiction Helpline available 24/7: call 800-483-2193

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/pilotIntegration/indexPersistent.html?uri=%2Fhospital-discharge-planningguide-

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop costeffective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury

https://www.hopeafterheadinjury.com/links---resources

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

National Center for PTSD

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

(202) 467-8700 The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims' Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center)

Neurocritical Care Society

http://www.neurocriticalcare.org/Family-Patient-Resources/Patient-Family-

The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy. Click the links to learn more about the the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/post-traumaticstress- disorder

If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don't go away over time, you may have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA

https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/coping-traumatic-events-resources

This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

http://www.chickelly.com

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI). It provides funding for SCI individuals to help with educational, physical, or medical needs. It is also committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Visit the website to find out more information and how get involved

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

National Alliance for Grieving Children National Alliance for Grieving Children

https://childrengrieve.org/

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

Phoenix Society

https://www.phoenixsociety

The Phoenix Society is a strong voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is life-long process. They focus on information and resources for families of survivors in recovery.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

6-7 PM, 3rd Thursday of each month. Health South Rehab 6400 Edgelake Drive Sarasota, FL Complimentary Dinner RSVP: 941-921-8743


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