Trauma care in Las Vegas

At Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, we recognize a trauma victim’s care is a critical emergency. As a Level II Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons, our team of physicians, nurses and support staff assemble and prepare for rapid assessment and treatment of traumatic injuries and other life-threatening conditions.

As a regional referral center from other medical facilities, our trauma clinic in Southern Nevada provides advanced tertiary medical services for thousands of patients while working closely with neighboring states to provide trauma treatment.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Our trauma services

As a Level II Trauma Center, our team is capable of providing high-level emergency care and has 24-hour immediate coverage from a wide range of specialty physicians, including:

  • Board-certified trauma surgeons
  • Cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Ophthalmic, maxillofacial and plastic surgeons
  • Internal medicine or pediatric medicine doctors

For severe brain and spine injuries, we offer a neurovascular intensive care unit and access to expert neurosurgeons.

If your emergency involves a serious wound, our program at the Burn & Reconstructive Center provides outpatient wound care treatment for adult and pediatric patients.

For trauma administration, contact our trauma program director at (702) 961-7821.

Trauma and injury prevention

Most injuries in adults and children are unintentional and preventable. Through education and taking simple precautions, you can help prevent serious injury or death.

Our trauma center is committed to educating the community on ways to prevent unintentional injuries through various prevention programs and events. The following are helpful resources related to the top traumatic injuries we see in our trauma center:

Preventing a traumatic injury

To help reduce your chances of trauma, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Safety Council (NSC) recommend you take the following steps:

  • Always use seat belts.
  • Never drive or operate any equipment while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including certain prescription medications).
  • Do not use a cellphone while driving.
  • Keep poisons, medicine and cleaning supplies locked up and away from small children.
  • Teach children to swim.
  • Teach all family members about water safety.
  • Develop a fire safety plan.
  • Ensure all alarms and fire equipment are up to date (smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers).
  • If you have firearms in the house, keep them unloaded and in a locked location.
  • Wear the appropriate safety equipment for all sports and recreation activities—for example, wear a helmet while biking.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear when using power tools.
  • Install night lights, grab bars and handrails to help prevent falls in the home.

Trauma prevention for pediatric patients

Since 1993, Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital have been the lead organizations for Safe Kids Clark County, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing accidental deaths and injuries in children.

Safe Kids Clark County is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide Campaign, the first and only international organization dedicated solely to this cause. Safe Kids offers free programs in the community for car seat safety, teen driving safety, pedestrian safety, bike safety, sports safety and home safety.