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Trauma Nurse Practitioner

The Trauma Nurse Practitioners are an integral part of the UCSD Trauma Team. We work collaboratively with the attending physicians and surgical residents to ensure continuity of care to our trauma and general surgery patients. We help plan, implement, and evaluate health care treatments. We round on patients daily, performing a variety of procedures, monitoring patient progress, assisting in wound care, and providing patient and family education. We work closely with the Trauma Case Managers, Social Workers, and Financial Counselors to help coordinate the discharge process. We function as a liaison for the trauma coordinator, research nurses, bedside nurses, and ancillary staff. The Trauma Nurse Practitioners also see patients in the Trauma and General Surgery Outpatient Clinics to provide hospital follow up, pre and post operative evaluations, and wound care. NP Protocols (pdf)