Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

UMC is home to Nevada's first and only Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons. Offering Nevada's highest level of care, the UMC Trauma Center provides lifesaving treatment for community members, visitors, and residents of surrounding states. Our service area consists of 10,000 square miles, including Southern Nevada, and parts of California, Utah and Arizona.

 

World-Class, Lifesaving Care - The UMC Trauma Center is a core component of Nevada's emergency medical system. The facility and its world-class staff members provide 24-hour care, standing by to receive, stabilize and treat those whose lives are threatened by multi-system, brain and orthopedic injuries, and those at risk for multiple system organ failure. The UMC Trauma Center cares for more than 12,000 patients each year.

 

Always Prepared - The UMC Trauma Center always stands ready to provide Nevada’s highest level of care. As the ONLY free-standing trauma center west of the Mississippi River, the UMC Trauma Center offers three dedicated operating rooms for trauma patients, 11 resuscitation beds, and a fully staffed Trauma Intensive Care Unit with 18 beds. The UMC Trauma Center is staffed around the clock by expertly trained medical professionals who have dedicated their careers to saving lives.

TSN Coordinator

Address
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89102

Telephone
work: (702) 207-8310


Upcoming Programs & Events

Virtual Support Group for Trauma Survivors

Wednesday, February 14th, from 12:30-2pm and Wednesday, February 28th, from 2:30-4pm

This Month's Topic: "Navigating Healthy Communication After Trauma." Virtual Support groups are free, 90 minute online groups to support survivors of physical injury. Groups are co-led by TSN Trauma Professionals and TSN Peers. Register at the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXRZ7FS Learn more

NextSteps

Class Begins: February 14th, 2024

NextSteps is a FREE online 6-week program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals. Learn more

National Trauma Survivors Day

May 15th, 2024

We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. During this event, we encourage all those who support these patients to write them a note of inspiration to aid in the recovery process and to share this note via social media thereby creating one strong voice for recovery from injury. Learn more

Burn Support Groups

Monthly - Please email for details

UMC Lions Burn Care Center is the only verified burn center in Nevada, offering specialized and comprehensive care for burn patients using state-of-the-art facilities and experienced medical staff. We recognize burn injuries often require long-term rehabilitation and emotional support, we have dedicated teams and support services to help patients regain their emotional well-being and facilitate their successful reintegration into daily life. For information regarding monthly support groups and other services, please contact lionsburncenter@umcsn.com Learn more


Community Resources

American Trauma Society

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, & Empower Survivors. Toll Free: 800-556-7890

Amputee Coalition

https://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. Toll-Free: 888/267-5669

Brain Injury Association of America

https://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.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org/

Toll Free: 1-800-225-0292 Paralysis Resource Center: 973-467-8270 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.

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.Telephone: 1-800-273-8255

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

This website provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD. Call 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free) or visit http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/

Mission: Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/

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 cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Vegas Strong Resiliency Center

https://www.vegasstrongrc.org/

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center (VSRC) is a multi-agency resource dedicated to healing and supporting first responders and victims of crime throughout Nevada, as well as individuals affected by the 2017 shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. VSRC provides no-cost services to trauma survivors and their families.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or visit this website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline

https://www.samhsa.gov/

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/


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