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ISDH Mission: Promoting and providing essential public health services to protect Indiana communities
ISDH Vision: A healthier and safer Indiana
Trauma and Injury Prevention Division Mission: Develop a state-wide trauma system to protect Hoosier communities
Trauma and Injury Prevention Division Vision: Prevent injuries in Indiana
Gov. Mike Pence signed the Trauma Registry rule into law, which took effect Sunday, November 24, 2013. The rule mandates that all pre-hospital providers, hospitals with Emergency Departments, and rehabilitation facilities report specific data to the trauma registry. Please take the opportunity to review the rule here.
Please note: to be considered for "in the process of ACS verification", please submit your application to IDHS 30 days prior to the next Indiana State Trauma Care Committee (ISTCC) meeting. Click here to see the dates of ISTCC meetings for 2014.
The EMS Commission’s Triage and Transport Rule requires the most severely injured patients to be taken to a trauma center. For the purposes of the rule, a trauma center is defined as a hospital that is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), a hospital that is state designated as a trauma center – such as in Illinois who doesn’t use the ACS to verify trauma centers, or a hospital that is “in the process” of becoming a trauma center. This last phrase was added to allow hospitals that want to become trauma centers the opportunity to receive the patients necessary to show a track record of excellent trauma care required for the ACS verification process.
The EMS Commission has posted the forms necessary to apply to become an “in the process” hospital. By filling out these forms and submitting them to the EMS Commission, members of the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee will review these documents and make a recommendation to the State Health Commissioner who will make the final recommendation to the EMS Commission who will then respond to the applicant regarding their “in the process” designation. Approval by the EMS Commission will define a hospital as a Trauma Center for purposes of the Triage and Transport Rule allowing any EMS Provider to take trauma patients to your facility.
The form can be found on their web site, located here.
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See the Trauma White Paper for more information about the trauma system in Indiana.