Trauma
Care Continuum

TCC

Components

Post-collision
Prehospital

Component 5: First Responders, Police Services and Extrication Units

Definition

Municipal agencies that have been given the mandate to provide primary care until the arrival of an ambulance.

Clientele

Trauma victims in need of emergency care.

Goal

Ensure an immediate response, according to procedure, to secure an accident scene and to provide trauma victims care until the arrival of an ambulance.

Sample Measures

The SAAQ spearheaded development of training programs for emergency responders and provided financial assistance for firefighters using extrication units. INESSS’s Trauma Services Continuum Team is completing this work.

Provincial tour and the dissemination of a DVD and brochures.

Pre-collision Collision Post-collision

Prehospital

Hospital

Readaptation