Trauma Plan Components

  1. System Access
    1. “911” or single access phone number
    2. First Responders
  2. Communications
    1. Dispatch of response teams and/or agencies
    2. Communication devices and frequencies
    3. Emergency Medical Dispatch training
    4. Response Times
  3. Medical Oversight
    1. Standardization of providers off-line treatment protocols and on-line policies and procedures
    2. Scene Times
    3. Field command when multiple providers respond
    4. Standardized pre-hospital report forms
    5. Protocols for the activation and use of helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and boats
    6. Pre-hospital personnel education issues (initial training; upgrading skill level; Continuing Education)
  4. Pre-hospital Triage Criteria
    1. Transport protocols and times
    2. Provider Notifications
  5. Diversion Policies
    1. Written acceptance, or intent to accept by a specified date, by area hospitals
    2. Written acceptance by trauma facilities in the TSA
    3. Provider Notification
  6. Bypass Protocols
    1. Hospital acceptance or intent to accept by a specified date
    2. Provider Notifications
  7. Regional Medical Control
    1. Identification of providers and their response areas
    2. Medical Control station staffing
    3. Qualifications and training requirements for Medical Control Physicians
    4. Communications access
  8. Facility Triage Criteria
    1. Patient Categories
    2. Method to monitor the current resource capability of trauma facilities
    3. Provider Notification
  9. Inter-hospital Transfers
    1. Identification of patients
    2. Identification of equipment and personnel
    3. Written transfer agreements
  10. Plan for designation of trauma facilities
    1. Identification of potential trauma facilities and proposed dates of applying for designation
    2. Identification of a potential lead trauma facility and a date for applying for designation
  11. System Quality Management program
    1. Component evaluation
    2. Method for improvement