Trauma Telemedicine

Doctors pushing patient on trolley (blurred motion)The Center for Distance Health hosts trauma telemedicine programs that serve Arkansas residents in unique ways:

Burn Consultation Telemedicine Program

This program provides a telemedicine consult by a burn surgeon 24/7 to better coordinate care for patients after a burn injury with access to immediate treatment and a plan of care that may include emergency transfer or follow up in a burn clinic.

Hand Trauma Telemedicine Program

This program enables patients and their physicians in hospitals throughout Arkansas to consult in real time with hand trauma surgeons and specialists via a high-definition broadband video connection.

Trauma Image Repository (TIR)

Hospitals within the Arkansas Trauma System can transfer radiologic images to a central Trauma Image Repository (TIR) for patients who are being transferred to a higher level of care.

 Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program (ATRP)

The Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program (ATRP) works to increase access to comprehensive, cutting-edge rehabilitation care and facilitate community reintegration for Arkansans who have sustained traumatic injuries. This is done through educational and resource development initiatives and providing access to the Triumph Call Center, a 24/7 on-the-spot nurse and physician consultation for patient, family and provider support.

TBI State Partnership Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded the grant for the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program State Funding Opportunity to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Center for Distance Health (CDH), in June 2018. The award is in the amount of $150,000 per year for three years.

The grant was received with the support of the Arkansas Department of Health Trauma System, the UAMS Center for Distance Health, and the Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation program.

For more information about these programs, contact:

Terri Imus, R.N.
Trauma Telemedicine Coordinator
Center for Distance Health
Phone: (501) 526-7180
email: imusterril@uams.edu