Trauma
Care Continuum

TCC

Components

Post-collision
Hospital

Component 8: Primary Trauma Care and Services Centres

Definition

Facilities offering general surgery and anesthesia, located more than 30 minutes away from a secondary or tertiary trauma care and services centre.

Clientele

Victims of trauma not showing systemic complications yet needing surgical stabilization prior to transfer to a facility offering more specialized care.

Goal

To provide critical and acute care to victims of trauma who do not show life-threatening local or systemic complications; after stabilization, transfer of trauma victims to a secondary or tertiary trauma care and services centre.

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 Group (Physical Health component) evaluates trauma care and services 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