Critical Care Close to Home
Overland Park Regional Medical Center offers Johnson County’s only Trauma Center, designated by the American College of Surgeons. This means we are equipped to treat life-threatening injuries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our trauma center provides emergency medical care to patients Johnson County and the surrounding counties. Critically injured patients have access to the latest technology and a multidisciplinary care team including, but not limited to highly trained:
- Trauma surgeons
- General surgeons
- Emergency medicine physicians
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Respiratory therapists
As a Trauma Center, we are equipped with:
- Immediately available operating rooms
- Staffed and available CT scanners
- Trauma-trained physicians, surgeons, nurses and staff
- Surgical critical care capabilities
- Around-the-clock Blood Bank operations
- Helipad for aerial transports
All trauma centers are not the same
As Johnson County’s only Trauma Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s recognition from the America College of surgeons recognizes our ability to prioritize care for patients with injuries.
Stop the Bleed® – Bleeding Control Training
About 5 million people worldwide die each year from trauma. And a person bleeding from an artery can die in as little as three minutes (facs.org).
Overland Park Regional Medical Center, part of the HCA Midwest Health trauma network offers bleeding control training for organizations free of charge. The bleeding control course teaches participants basic life-saving medical interventions including:
- Bleeding control with a tourniquet
- Initial steps to take care of bleeding patients
How long is the course?
About two hours, depending on the size of the class.
How should take the course?
It is designed for everyone including:
- First Responders
- Non-tactical law enforcement officers
- Security personnel
To schedule a training session, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff at the White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and manmade and natural disasters. The Department of Defense owns the “Stop the Bleed” logo and this is a major initiative by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).