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Trauma System

Trauma - Definition

Trauma is a physical injury or wound caused by an external force of violence, which may cause death or permanent disability. Trauma is also used to describe severe emotional or psychological shock or distress.

Trauma Patient

A trauma patient is one who has sustained a potentially life threatening injury. Read more...

Trauma System

A trauma system is a functioning plan, which coordinates the efforts of medical, law enforcement, fire and government agencies on behalf of the trauma victim. Read more...

Trauma Activation

All hospitals, ambulance services, fire departments, and law enforcement agencies in the Nor-Cal EMS region are part of the same trauma system. Read more...

Trauma Team

Trauma team members directly involved with the care of trauma patients include many professionals. Read more...

Critical Trauma Patient

A Critical trauma patient is defined in the Nor-Cal EMS region as a patient who meets (at a minimum) one of the following Trauma Triage listed categories. Read more...

Trauma Centers

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. Read more...

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