The Region’s Level I Trauma Center and tertiary referral center for Knox County and 21 surrounding counties
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the area’s only Level I Trauma Center, the highest level attainable. Our Emergency Department serves as a tertiary referral center for Knox County and 21 surrounding counties, treating more than 6,500 patients per month. As a Joint Commission Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and Comprehensive Cardiac Center, specialized processes and teams are in place for initiating care for strokes and cardiac emergencies as well as other time-limited, life threatening emergencies.
We want your experience to be excellent, and we strive to get every patient taken care of as quickly as possible. Sometimes people with less severe emergencies may need to wait. Rest assured we are doing everything possible to get you to a patient care area and evaluated by a physician as quickly as possible.
Our team of providers include dedicated emergency medicine physicians, advanced level practitioners, dedicated nurses, paramedics, technicians, and health unit coordinators. Specialty consultants and ancillary services such as laboratory and radiology are available around the clock to provide comprehensive care for all patients.
The Emergency Department is Equipped and ready for any crisis. Our services include:
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
Advance Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS)
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