Washington Regional Trauma Center

Washington Regional is the only Level II Trauma Center in Northwest Arkansas and provides the area's highest level of trauma care. Level II Trauma Centers can provide care for critically ill or injured patients with 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care. Our trauma center team also includes specialists in interventional radiology, pulmonology, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, urology, maxillofacial surgery, and ophthalmology.

Trauma services and care extend beyond initial treatment in the emergency department and focus on providing best-practice care for patients throughout their stay to ensure optimal outcomes.

Washington Regional's trauma team collaborates with local emergency response agencies and works to expedite rehabilitation placement and care for those patients who need additional assistance before going home. The trauma team also provides injury prevention education to the community.

Our Trauma Surgery Team

Community Education

Stop The Bleed

“A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We've all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®.”

Fall Prevention Tips

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury and deaths for people over age 65 and a leading reason for emergency room visits in the United States. Below are ways to reduce and prevent falls.

Make your home safe

  • Adequate lighting to include nightlights in bedroom and bathroom
  • Limit clutter on the floor and remove throw rugs or secure with double sided tape
  • Use handrails with stairs and grab bars in the bathroom
  • Use assistive devices

Talk to your provider

  • Communicate any concerns about balance or dizziness or recent fall
  • Keep an updated list of your home medications
  • Have eyes checked at least once a year, replace eyeglasses as needed

Stay active

  • Daily walking
  • Focus on strength and balance exercises
  • Wear proper footwear

Click here for resources from the CDC on older adult fall prevention.

Education for Health Care Professionals

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC): for licensed nurses

Every second counts when stabilizing life-threatening trauma cases. This course, taught by qualified nurses, prepares you with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and training needed to provide high-quality, trauma nursing care. After completing this course, you will be able to properly assess and implement evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes for your patients.