Trauma Operations

AHN Trauma Services delivers evidence-based quality of care through the hard work of our talented providers and administrative team. Our program was built on and continues to rest on the shoulders of giants, and we truly have a bright future." ~ Tracy Johns, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ
Atrium Health Navicent Trauma Program Manager

The Trauma Services team is responsible for all aspects of the Atrium Health Navicent's trauma program, including:

  • Administrative and financial responsibilities
  • Safety and quality care review
  • Trauma education for health care providers
  • Injury prevention education to the community
  • Advancement of evidence-based practice and research
  • Hospital and medical staff compliance with American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma guidelines and the State of Georgia regulations

Performance Improvement and Patient Safety

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma calls for each trauma program to demonstrate a continuous process of monitoring, assessment, and management directed toward improving care. These performance improvement activities are in line with the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims for patient care: safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient and equitable.

Through the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP), our trauma care and patient outcomes are compared nationally to over 500 other Level I and II trauma centers. Through participation in the Georgia TQIP Collaborative we can also benchmark our care with the 15 other Level I and II, Georgia trauma centers.

From 2017—2019, we have made great strides in prevention of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, ventilator associate pneumonia, catheter associated urinary tract infections and patient self-harm.

Trauma Registry

Trauma patient care data must be collected and analyzed by every trauma center. The trauma registry is a disease-specific database composed of a record of >200 uniform data elements that describe the patient injury event, prehospital information, diagnosis, care, and outcomes of injured (trauma) patients at Atrium Health Navicent. Periodically, we are required to download our records to the Georgia Trauma Registry and to a national, risk adjusted benchmarking system, Trauma Quality Improvement Program.

The Trauma Services team includes the following members:

  • Rajani Adiga, MS Trauma Research Coordinator
  • Robyn Axlund Trauma Data Coordinator
  • Josephine Fabico-Dulin, BSN, RN-BC, CEN, TCRN Performance Improvement Coordinator
  • Tracy Johns, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ Trauma Program Manager
  • Patricia Judd Trauma Registrar
  • Virginia Land, BS Med Ed Surgery & Trauma Administrative Coordinator
  • Susan Murphy Trauma Registrar
  • Senesta Roberson, BSSS, CPC Trauma Registrar
  • Kristal Smith, BS, EMT-P Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator
  • Kimberley Thomas Trauma Registrar