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Indiana Injury Institute Treatment Information
The Indiana Injury Institute is based around four pillars that all enhance the level and availability of trauma care throughout the state of Indiana.
The mission of the Indiana Injury Institute is to decrease the incidence of injury in Indiana and to improve the care of the injured patients through advanced clinical care, comprehensive educational programs and innovative research.
The four pillars include:
- Clinical care. We are striving to create a trauma network throughout the state backed by the Level I Adult Trauma Center at IU Health Methodist Hospital and the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie have received Level III trauma verification, and IU Health Bloomington Hospital is working toward Level III Trauma Center designation. These hospitals serve as regional hubs, providing high-quality trauma care for many patients and a smooth transfer to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for patients with the most severe injuries. This network of hospitals allows patients to receive stabilizing care quickly while having access to more advanced care if necessary.
- Education. We are dedicated to training more medical professionals to handle trauma care. We offer programs for nurses, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, as well as advanced surgical fellowships for physicians through the IU School of Medicine. By properly training medical professionals, we ensure that patients continue to receive a high level of care and more areas of Indiana have the personnel they need to administer highly skilled care.
- Injury prevention. We are committed to preventing as many traumatic injuries as possible by providing education to teens, parents, adults and healthcare personnel. We have educational resources such as handouts and booklets available, and our staff regularly attends community events. From gun safety to falls prevention to domestic violence prevention, we have programs in place designed to keep your family safe and well.
- Research. In the Center for Research, we generate new knowledge through investigations that will improve the treatment and outcomes of injured patients. Our trauma experts lead research efforts for the care of injured patients through collaborative efforts among Indiana University Health System facilities and other national and international organizations.
Indiana Injury Institute Support Services
Learn more about the importance of the Indiana Injury Institute’s mission by visiting the websites below.
A Sampling of Indiana Injury Institute Support Services
Indiana State Department of Health
Find out more about Indiana’s trauma system and resources for injury prevention by visiting this state government website.
American Trauma Society
This website explains trauma center categorization and includes maps of trauma coverage in the nation. You can also find out about injury prevention and bystander care.