Between September 1, 2015 and September 4, 2015 the Office of EMS underwent a state trauma system assessment. The ACS utilizes the Model Trauma System Planning and Evaluation guide that utilizes a public health approach to trauma system development and maintenance.
The consultation team performs an "exit interview" and verbally provides an overview of those items they deem as a priority issues in Virginia. Download the video of the exit interview at the following link:
ACS Trauma System Consultation Visit Exit Interview 9/4/2015 (37 minutes, 570 MB)
View it on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YrNpTHxc-U
Hospitals designated as trauma centers and other organization routinely offer trauma related education and information through symposia, classes, and through other forms of media. Below are links for opportunities offered for health care providers.
None at this time.
The Statewide Trauma Triage Plan establishes minimum criteria for identifying trauma patients and the expectation that these patients shall enter the “trauma system” and receive rapid definitive trauma care at appropriate hospitals. Under the Code of Virginia § 32.1-111.3, The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), has been charged with the responsibility of maintaining a Statewide Trauma Triage Plan. This plan is to include prehospital and inter-hospital patient transfers. EMS Regulation 12 VAC 5-31-390 states that all Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies shall participate in the trauma triage plan.
Trauma Center Designation Manual - Check back soon for updated manual.
Application Process Timeline
Documents Required for Review
Trauma Center Capabilities (01/2016)
Code of Conduct
Pediatric Questionnaire (02/2016)
Pediatric Capabilities (02/2016)
Burn Center Questionnaire (03/2016)
Burn Center Capabilities (03/2016)
Medical Records for Review
Virginia C.O.D.E.S (Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System)
Code of Virginia allowing Trauma QA/QI/PI
HRSA’s Model Trauma System Planning and Evaluation
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma
National Trauma Data Bank
National Trauma Data Standard
American Trauma Society
CDC Injury Prevention and Control
NHTSA's Office of Emergency Medical Services