When it comes to traumatic injuries there are ways to improve care from rescue to rehabilitation.
News 5 was there at this year's Trauma Conference focusing on care in rural areas. Rescue crews, nurses, and even surgeons were there to discuss improvements that can be made.
News 5 learned trauma care is poor in rural areas because of access, transportation, and differences in resources. "When you look at urban areas you think all the trauma deaths are occurring there, that's not true. We're 20 percent of the population but 60 percent of deaths due to injury occur in rural areas. We are real focused trying to change those numbers," said Dr. Tyler Putnam, Medical Director of the Trauma Center in Johnson City.
News 5 also learned earlier Thursday that emergency crews staged a mock rescue, scaling down the roof of the Millennium Centre,.