Trauma Services

Primary Children’s Hospital is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, certified by the American College of Surgeons. This designation ensures that injured children will receive expert care at Primary Children’s Hospital. We are the only Pediatric Trauma Center in the Intermountain West and serve patients in a 6-state region. For more than 95 years, we have been helping children, families, and communities across the western United States.

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Meet Our Team

The Trauma Program refers to a core group of individuals dedicated to patient safety and process improvement. In addition to the core group, the team also includes the Trauma Surgeons, Trauma Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), Trauma Liaisons, and Trauma Charge Nurses (TCNs). Because trauma patients require a multidisciplinary approach, we have appointed trauma leads throughout most departments.

Our Programs and Services

Pediatric Life Flight

The Life Flight Pediatric team is the only dedicated pediatric transport service in the Intermountain West. The nurses on this team have spent their career caring for children between the ages of 30 days to 14 and older. What is unique about this team, compared to other services in the area that transport pediatric patients, is their nursing experience, training, physician support and oversight are based out of Primary Children’s Hospital, a nationally known and recognized hospital dedicated to providing specialized and compassionate care for children and teens. In collaboration with emergency and critical care physicians at Primary Children’s Hospital, the pediatric specialty team provides best practice in pediatric care management to seamlessly transitioning care from referral to receiving hospital. 

  • Brings pediatric expertise to the pre-hospital setting 
  • Pediatric transport ventilator
  • CPAP and BiPAP
  • High frequency ventilation
  • High flow nasal cannula 
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide

State Trauma Participation

Learn about the Utah Pediatric Trauma Network.

Pediatric Research

Discover how essential pediatric research is to injured children.