Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Welcome to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and our

Comprehensive Traumatic Injury Program.

Members of our multidisciplinary team of experts

are dedicated to providing quality care in the

most critical situations. Our Comprehensive

Traumatic Injury program is led by some of the

best and brightest specialists out there: critical-

care-boarded traumatologists, board-certified

surgeons/surgical intensivists and emergency

medicine physicians, and trauma-certified nurse

practitioners and physician assistants.

 

The Trauma Acute Care Surgeon will manage

care in coordination with various specialists. The

Trauma Team will visit daily to review the patient’s

care plan and goals for discharge. Our nurse

practitioners work closely with patients and their

families to coordinate a safe road to recovery.

TSN Coordinator

Nora Kramer RN MS CNRN
norakk
Email Coordinator

Address
1100 Walnut ST STE 702
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107

Telephone
work: 215-503-7201

Jefferson Trauma - Unpack Your Heart


Upcoming Programs & Events

Burn Patient Support Group

2/28/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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PFAC Meeting (invitation only)

3/13/2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

After a year of planning, Jefferson’s Patient and Family Advisory Council began its work in March 2015. It is comprised of twenty volunteer advisors who have experienced Jefferson from the patient’s point of view, and professional staffers, including senior management of the hospital. For more information about how you can become a part of a highly-motivated, effective and productive group of people dedicated to raising new ideas, making positive change and improving the patient and family experience, contact Volunteer Services. Learn more

Burn Patient Support Group

3/28/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Burn Patient Support Group

4/25/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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PFAC Meeting (invitation only)

5/08/2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

After a year of planning, Jefferson’s Patient and Family Advisory Council began its work in March 2015. It is comprised of twenty volunteer advisors who have experienced Jefferson from the patient’s point of view, and professional staffers, including senior management of the hospital. For more information about how you can become a part of a highly-motivated, effective and productive group of people dedicated to raising new ideas, making positive change and improving the patient and family experience, contact Volunteer Services. Learn more

Burn Patient Support Group

5/23/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Burn Patient Support Group

6/27/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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PFAC Meeting (invitation only)

7/10/2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

After a year of planning, Jefferson’s Patient and Family Advisory Council began its work in March 2015. It is comprised of twenty volunteer advisors who have experienced Jefferson from the patient’s point of view, and professional staffers, including senior management of the hospital. For more information about how you can become a part of a highly-motivated, effective and productive group of people dedicated to raising new ideas, making positive change and improving the patient and family experience, contact Volunteer Services. Learn more

Burn Patient Support Group

7/25/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Burn Patient Support Group

8/22/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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PFAC Meeting (invitation only)

9/11/2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

After a year of planning, Jefferson’s Patient and Family Advisory Council began its work in March 2015. It is comprised of twenty volunteer advisors who have experienced Jefferson from the patient’s point of view, and professional staffers, including senior management of the hospital. For more information about how you can become a part of a highly-motivated, effective and productive group of people dedicated to raising new ideas, making positive change and improving the patient and family experience, contact Volunteer Services. Learn more

Burn Patient Support Group

9/26/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Burn Patient Support Group

10/24/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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PFAC Meeting (invitation only)

11/13/2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

After a year of planning, Jefferson’s Patient and Family Advisory Council began its work in March 2015. It is comprised of twenty volunteer advisors who have experienced Jefferson from the patient’s point of view, and professional staffers, including senior management of the hospital. For more information about how you can become a part of a highly-motivated, effective and productive group of people dedicated to raising new ideas, making positive change and improving the patient and family experience, contact Volunteer Services. Learn more

Burn Patient Support Group

11/28/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Burn Patient Support Group

12/26/2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Community Resources

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital TSN Handbook

Click this link to access information about trauma services provided by Jefferson Hospital.

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PTSD Screening Test

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screen/ptsd

Are you experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Click this link to take an online screening test for PTSD.

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/hospital-discharge-planning-guide-families-and-caregivers

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder

If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don't go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

https://www.adaa.org/

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family.

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups. Visit the website to find a BIAA chapter near you.

Phoenix Society (for burn survivors)

https://www.phoenix-society.org/resources/parent-child-resources

The Phoenix Society has long been the strongest voice for burn survivors, their families, and their caretakers—advocating that healing is life-long process. For nearly 40 years we have been focused on building a strong community for transformational healing.

Hope After Head Injury

http://www.hopeafterheadinjury.com/links---resources

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

Amputee Coalition

https://www.amputee-coalition.org

The Amputee Coalition is a national organization that provides education, support, and advocacy to help people affected by limb loss reach their full potential. Click here to find out about support groups, peer mentoring, research, recreation, and events in your area.

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

Neurocritical Care Society

https://www.neurocriticalcare.org/resources/family-patient-resources

The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy. Click the links to learn more about the the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure.

PTSD in College, Knowing the Signs and Finding Support

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-student-ptsd/

Are you a student getting ready to go to college and are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Click this link for support and coping techniques to help you have a positive education experience.

GriefShare

https://www.griefshare.org

Christian faith-based grief support groups for people grieving the loss of a family member or friend. GriefShare Groups meet at dozens of local churches weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video seminar with experts - Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video. Support group discussion with focus - After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives. Personal study and reflection - During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, or visit this website.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy. Its Paralysis Research Center (PRC) includes information specialists, peer/family support, grants, military/veterans support, and advocacy/policy programs. Visit the website to find out more about its research and programs.

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly

http://www.chickelly.com

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI). It provides funding for SCI individuals to help with educational, physical, or medical needs. It is also committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Visit the website to find out more information and how get involved.

Tri-State Advocacy Project

http://www.tristateadvocacy.com/

The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family.


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