Mayo Clinic doctors lead training simulation to treat trauma injuries at Winona Health

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — Mayo Clinic physicians are expanding their outreach to rural areas on how to treat and prevent trauma injuries.

Two Mayo physicians led a session at Winona Health Monday.

Every year, millions of people across the country are treated in emergency rooms for trauma injuries, according to Mayo.

More education about trauma injuries to rural areas will increase the efficiency of resources and improve patient care, said Dr. Denise Klinkner, Mayo’s pediatric trauma medical director.

“The individuals that participate now have a shared vision in how to care for trauma patients,” Klinkner said. “And not just the simple 20-year-old, but the extremes of age.”

Mayo does three to four rural medical training courses a year, including some offered in western Wisconsin and northern Iowa as well, she said.

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