Trauma
Care Continuum

TCC

Components

Post-collision
Hospital

Component 11: Expert Care Centres for Specific Types of Trauma

Definition

Facilities that provide expert care for victims of spinal cord injuries, severe burns or individuals who require emergency reimplantation microsurgery. These facilities carry out their work as part of a consortium known as an expert care centre.

Clientele

Victims of spinal cord injuries, severe burns and individuals who require emergency reimplantation microsurgery.

Goal

Provide expert care and early interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to individuals who require it. Facilities that comprise the expert care centre share responsibility to ensure the optimal transfer of trauma victims to regional rehabilitation facilities.

Sample Measures

The INESSS Trauma Advisory Group carries out the mandate to run and manage the Continuous Quality Improvement Program in Traumatology. Under INESSS’s responsibility, the Trauma Services Advisory Groups (Physical Health and Rehabilitation/Support for Social Participation components) evaluate expert care centres and issues recommendations on their designation or on the preservation of their designation as part of the ongoing Quality Improvement Program.

INESSS’s Trauma Services Continuum Team ensures that the Advisory Group’s recommendations are implemented.

Pre-collision Collision Post-collision

Prehospital

Hospital

Readaptation