Southern California trauma care
More than 2,400 patients each year will receive care for traumatic or life-threatening injury at Riverside Community Hospital's trauma center. RCH has been dedicated to serving the community as a designated Level II trauma center for over 20 years. Through a partnership with paramedics and air ambulance services, the system supports trauma patients from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Our trauma center
The trauma center at Riverside Community includes dedicated trauma resuscitation rooms in the 50-bed emergency department, in addition to operating rooms available for trauma victims at all times and a 40-bed intensive care unit. All critical trauma resources are available 24/7, including lab, radiology, CT scanning, MRI and blood bank.
Our trauma team
Patients are seen by a multidisciplinary team of highly-trained, experienced specialists, including:
- Trauma surgeons
- Trauma nurses
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Vascular surgeons
- Respiratory therapists
- Physical therapists
- Social workers
- Case managers
Stop the bleed
Assembled by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Hartford Consensus represents the deliberations of the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events. The group’s guiding principle is that “no one should die from uncontrolled bleeding.” The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was launched by the White House in October of 2015, to reduce the number of preventable deaths from uncontrolled bleeding. It is intended to spur a grassroots effort to get bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before help arrives.
Riverside Community Hospital is a Level ll Trauma Center and partners with the Stop the Bleed campaign. Riverside Community Hospital’s Trauma Service–Injury Prevention has been actively providing free monthly training to hospital staff and public entities such as local schools, colleges and large organizations who are high targets for mass casualties or active shooters. Riverside Community Hospital was the first hospital in the Inland Empire to actively promote the Stop the Bleed initiative.
The class provides education on how to recognize different types of bleeding and how to apply appropriate measures to save lives. Those that attend class get hands on experience on how to apply pressure, pack a wound and how to use a tourniquet.
To register for a class at the hospital call: (951) 788-3463.
Find a class at RCH, or if you would like to have training provided to a group you can contact Wendy McEuen, MSN, RN at: (951) 788-3650.
For more information on Stop the Bleed and National Stop the Bleed Month and Day, visit https://nationalstopthebleedday.org/.