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Acute Care Surgery Registry

The Trauma Registry at LAC+USC Medical Center is under the direction of the Trauma Program Manager, Sixta Navarrete, R.N., M.S.N. Nine full time registered nurses are assigned to extract data from charts, code and score injuries, implement the quality improvement program, and assist with report generation for research projects.  

Trauma Registered Nurses

Research projects are supported by Robert Carreon,RN, our data manager who provides data for all of the research projects.

Sonia Vizcarra
Robert Carreon, RN

Office phone: (323) 226-7880
Fax: (323) 226-4539

The Los Angeles County EMS agency designates selection criteria for entry into the registry. LAC+USC Medical Center enters over 4,000 trauma patients into the registry annually. An additional 3,000 trauma patients are entered into an access database. These are patients who meet the ACS criteria for trauma patients based on ICD-10 scores. LAC+USC Medical Center sees 25% of the total volume of trauma patients in Los Angeles County. There are over 45,000 cases in the LAC+USC database. The registry data is downloaded to the Los Angeles County EMS agency trauma data bank. It is also sent to the National Trauma Data Bank.

LAC+USC Medical Center is one of the nation's largest trauma centers. Highlighted below are the trauma admissions over the last 7 years; as can be seen about 25% of the patients present with penetrating trauma.

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Pts. 5920 6573 6341 4034 4260 4678 4297
Blunt 4968 5542 5421 3326 3568 3933 3555
Penetrating 952 1031 920 707 691 739 740
Pediatric 645 635 701 734 704 748 612
* These figures do not include non-trauma emergency surgery patients.

 

 

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LA County + USC Medical Center
2051 Marengo Street, IPT, C5L100
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323) 409-7761
Fax: (323) 441-9909
E-mail: demetria@med.usc.edu

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University of Southern California Department of Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of USC
LA County + USC Medical Center, 1200 N. State St, Inpatient Tower (C) – Rm C5L100, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 409-7761     Fax: (323) 441-9909