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Oregon VA

Center for Polytrauma Care

           Portland  VA  Medical  Center

Within the national Polytrauma System of Care, Portland is designated a Polytrauma Support Team Clinic. The mission for the Polytrauma Support Team Clinic at the Portland VA is to provide rehabilitation and care coordination for combat-injured Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans and active duty service members.

The Portland Polytrauma team provides interdisciplinary care for military service members and veterans who have sustained multiple and severe injuries. In addition, we are able to coordinate care to and from higher level acuity Polytrauma centers and with Military Treatment Facilities (MTF).

The Polytrauma team serves patients who have experienced injuries to the brain and other body parts, sustained in the same incident, resulting in physical, cognitive, psychological or psychosocial impairments and functional disabilities.

Patients who are followed by our clinic are ready for active participation in a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program, and require treatment by more than one type of therapist. Participation by caregivers and family members is encouraged and supported throughout the rehabilitation process.

To fully address the complexity of Polytrauma injuries, a team consisting of a medical doctor specializing in rehabilitation, nurse, rehabilitation psychologist, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech language pathologist works together to design each patientís rehabilitation treatment plan.

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Examples of Traumatic Injuries commonly seen in Polytrauma Clinic:

 -Traumatic brain injury with lasting cognitive impairment (Post-concussive syndrome)

-Amputations

-Severe burns

-Peripheral nerve injuries

-Functionally impairing Orthopedic (bone) injuries and Limb pain

-Spasticity management

-Auditory and visual impairments needing specialized rehabilitation services

  

A full range of rehabilitation services are available through the Portland Polytrauma Clinic:

 -Medical Doctors specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (a medical specialty focusing on restoring function and quality of life to patients with physical disabilities)

 -Rehabilitation Psychology (evaluating and treating a range of mental health & rehabilitation issues)

 -RN Case management (coordinating individual patient medical treatment plans)

 -Social Work Case management (coordinating community, Veterans and military resources)

 -Physical Therapy (Large Joint/muscle therapy and Balance & Walking therapy)

 -Occupational Therapy (Activities of Daily Living, Functional cognition and Hand therapy)

 -Safe Driving evaluations through occupational therapy

 -Speech/Language/Cognition therapy (thinking, speaking & swallowing therapy)

 -Audiology (hearing)

 -Prosthetics (medical equipment, artificial limbs)

 For more information on the Portland VA

Polytrauma Support Team please contact:

1-800-949-1004 x 34029

503-220-8262 x 34029

 

Mailing address:

Portland VA Medical Center

Rehabilitation Care Services (V3PMRS)

Center for Polytrauma Care

3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road

PO Box 1035

Portland, OR 97207-1034

 

For more about the National Polytrauma System of Care: www.polytrauma.va.gov

 

For more about the OEF/OIF program:

Victoria Koehler, LCSW Program Manager

503-220-8262 x 53062/ victoria.koehler@va.gov

                             

Post Deployment Drop-in Support Group   (Flyer - click here)

A weekly drop in group for OEF/OIF Veterans

Tuesdays 4-5:30pm

Bldg 104 P2 Level/Mental Health Clinic Rm 103

Contact Darla Darville LCSW 503-220-8262 x 57049



 

 

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