Full View

Trauma System

Trauma Centers

Trauma Center Types

Since the revised Trauma Regulations were released in August of 1999, and recognized the inclusive system design, Nor-Cal EMS was enabled to re-designate its Emergency Departments Approved for Trauma to line up with the specific criteria for Trauma Centers as listed in the regulation.

Trauma Center Types Serving the Northstate

Level II Trauma Centers

The Level II Trauma Center is the lead center in the Northstate. They provide well-staffed Emergency departments, a group of skilled surgeons, sub-specialists, and all the necessary support services and equipment to care for the seriously injured trauma patient on a 24-hour basis. This includes monitoring all phases of care from pre hospital transport to rehabilitation. The Level II Trauma Centers also spearhead efforts to provide trauma education and prevention in the region, thereby working to reduce the incidence of traumatized patients.

Level III Trauma Centers

The Level III Trauma Center has an organized trauma team and a surgeon on-call, but may not have the full service capability and subspecialty back up availability as the Level II Trauma Centers. Many trauma patients may be kept locally in their community by these facilities providing definitive care to the level of resources available to their facility. They are facilities that are integrated formally into the trauma system through transfer agreements, transfer guidelines, and participation in data collection and quality assurance efforts.

Level IV Trauma Centers

The Level IV Trauma Center has an organized trauma team and may or may not have a surgeon on-call. They are facilities that provide critical access into the trauma system and facilitate the transfer of the trauma patient to a higher level of care. The Level IV centers are integrated formally into the trauma system through transfer agreements, transfer guidelines and participation in data collection and quality assurance efforts.

Back...

CONTACT

Trauma Department
Nor-Cal EMS
1890 Park Marina Drive, Suite 200
Redding, CA 96001-0961

Phone: (530) 229-3979
Fax: (530) 229-3984
e-mail: mail@norcalems.org

Navigation