EMS Systems Division — Trauma
In the State of California, traumatic injury is the primary cause of death for people ages 1 to 44, regardless of gender, race, or economic status. Injuries, both unintentional and those caused by acts of violence, are among the top ten killers for Americans of all ages. Trauma results from motor vehicle collisions, falls, burns, stabbing and gunshot wounds, or other blunt or penetrating forces.
California Trauma System
California’s 81 designated Trauma Centers receive and admit over 70,000 trauma patients per year.1 Trauma care in California is delivered and governed by a structure of public and private entities working together to prevent injuries, reduce trauma-related mortality and morbidity rates, and maximize cost-benefit of trauma healthcare for all Californians. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Authority is charged with providing oversight and leadership to 33 local emergency medical service agencies (LEMSAs) statewide. These LEMSAs are responsible for assessing, directing, developing, and implementing their local or regional EMS and trauma plans based on local topography, demographics, population density, available healthcare resources, and funding.
- California Designated Trauma Centers (November 2017)
- California Statutes and Regulations for Trauma
- Local EMS Agency/County Information
2018 Trauma Summit
- 9th Annual State of California Trauma Summit. May 8-9, 2018, Holiday Inn Bayside, San Diego, CA
State Trauma System Advisory Committee
- 2017 Recommendations for California Statewide Trauma System Planning
- 2017 Meeting Minutes
Regional Trauma Coordinating Committees
- American College of Surgeons California Trauma System Consultation Report – 2016
- Trauma Data – Minimum Inclusion Criteria
- EMS Authority Trauma System Statues Report Guidelines
- Trauma Center Assessment Guidance
- Other Trauma Related Links
1 California EMS Information System (CEMSIS)-Trauma, volume count report for 2013-2016.