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Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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Network Sites

Acute rehabilitation care provided at the PRCs is the first step in the journey toward recovery for the most severely injured. The next step is often one of the Polytrauma Network Sites (PNS), which are located in each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN). Currently there are 23 specialized rehabilitation programs located throughout the United States. The PNSs offer continued medical care and rehabilitation services for Veterans and Servicemembers who are transitioning closer to home following discharge from a PRC. PNS programs are also the entry point for rehabilitation services for those who have experienced a mild-moderate TBI or polytraumatic injury. Depending on need, these services may be provided on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

The PNS Interdisciplinary teams include:

  • Physiatrist (rehabilitation doctor)
  • Social Work Case Manager
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Military liaison
  • Blind Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist
  • Other consultative services as needed (e.g., Ophthalmology/Optometry, Orthopedics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Surgery and Vocational Rehabilitation)

Following is a list of the Polytrauma Network Sites*

*Polytrauma Network Sites are also co-located with the PRCs in Richmond, Tampa, Minneapolis, Palo Alto, and San Antonio.