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Trauma Transport Protocol

Florida Department of Health

Trauma transport protocols (TTPs) describe the procedures used by the EMS provider for dispatch of vehicles, assessment of the extent and severity of injuries of trauma patients and determination of the destination (facility) to which trauma alert patients are transported. TTPs are a legal document that should outline, as accurately as possible, the actual procedures followed by the EMS provider, written within the context of section 395.4045, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 64J-2, Florida Administrative Code.

Trauma Transport Protocol Manual December 2004

When to Submit TTPs:

  • Applying for initial/renewal licensure as an EMS provider.
  • A change in medical directors for the EMS provider.
  • A change in ownership of the EMS provider.
  • A change in hospital destination for the routine transport of trauma alert patients. Any change in EMS providers or health care facilities that will impact transportation requirements.
  • When the department requests a revision.

The approval period for TTPs is the same as the EMS provider's two-year licensure period, unless revisions are made to department approved TTPs during that period.

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For more information:
Write to:
Florida Department of Health
Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support
Emergency Medical Services Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-22
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1738

Phone: (850) 245-4704
Fax: (850) 245-4378