The department is working with trauma professionals, hospitals, and communities to develop a trauma system that is inclusive, sustainable, and integrated for safe, effective, and efficient care of injured patients in Florida.
Key Trauma System Information
American College of Surgeons Recommendations (May 2013)
Florida Trauma System Consultative Report provides a systematic review of the trauma system
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-EMS (NHTSA) (November 2013)
State Trauma System Plan (March 2014)
Trauma System Locations - An overview of our trauma centers and acute care hospitals locations within the state of Florida.
Map to Trauma Centers & Acute Care Hospitals
The Trauma Registry supports the trauma centers' required activities, including performance improvement, outcomes research, and resource use as well as providing the state public health system with the necessary data for statewide planning and injury prevention initiatives.
Statutes and Rules
Reports and Publications provide reports, resources, and trauma center standards.
American College of Surgeons Recommendations
Florida Trauma System Consultative Report (2013) provides a systematic review of the trauma system
Trauma Center Standards (Pamphlet 150-9)
Level I, Level II and Pediatric Trauma Centers
Trauma System Forms
Do Not Resuscitate Order (Multilingual) Important! In order to be legally valid this form MUST be printed on yellow paper prior to being completed. EMS and medical personnel are only required to honor the form if it is printed on yellow paper.
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