Emergency Department Medical Staff
Tina Welsh, RN
Emergency Department Manager
Sara Magill, DNP
Joshua Stubblefield, DO
Katrina Hotka-Truempler, ARNP
Trauma Program at Compass Memorial HealthcareCompass Memorial Healthcare ED/Trauma services play a vital role in helping people survive and heal from severe injury. As a Level IV trauma center, we offer resources for Iowa County and surrounding communities when a trauma occurs.
What is a Trauma?A trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.
At Compass Memorial Healthcare, we can provide you with an initial assessment and diagnostics that typically occur in the emergency department. From there, our trauma team will coordinate your care and prepare a plan of action.
If you or a loved one has a life-threatening injury that sends you to our ED/Trauma center, we are here to help. Knowing what to expect is the first step. This short guide walks you through a patient's journey during a trauma.
Trauma Awareness & PreventionTraumatic injury is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and it affects us all. At Compass Memorial Healthcare we would like to empower people of all ages with the know-how to help prevent and respond to trauma injuries.
Navigate the following topics for resources on safety and injury prevention.
- American College of Pediatrics Health and Safety Tips and Information
- Childhood Abuse and Neglect Prevention
- Healthychildren.org Safety and Prevention
- Healthychildren.org Car Seat Safety
- Child Injury Prevention
- Burn Prevention
- Drowning Prevention
- Fall Prevention
- Playground Safety
- Road Traffic Safety
- Sports Safety
- Child Passenger Safety
- Pedestrian Safety
- Teen Driver Safety
- Helmet Safety
- Heads up Concussion
Home and Recreation Safety Information
Injuries at home and at play are not accidents. They can be prevented. CDC focuses on the science behind making people safe - working to prevent leading causes of injuries. We want to ensure that all people have safe and healthy homes and places to play (cdc.gov).
Each year, around 3 million older adults (65 and older) are treated in the emergency room for fall injuries. At Compass Memorial Healthcare, around 48% of our trauma visits are associated with fall injuries. Below you will important facts about falls as well as fall prevention information.