PTSF Standards of Accreditation
The Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation is responsible for establishing standards for accrediting trauma centers at varying levels based on a hospital’s resources and capabilities to follow trauma protocol.
Standards are based on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient. PTSF publishes Standards of Accreditation for Adult Level I, Level II, and Level III, Adult Level IV and Pediatric Level I and Level II trauma centers.
All accreditation requirements are developed through PTSF’s Standards Committee and approved by PTSF’s Board of Directors. The PTSF Standards Committee Staff Liaison is Darlene Gondell, Manager of Accreditation.
Standards of Accreditation
2020 Standards Comparison by Trauma Level
Pennsylvania Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
Accreditation Policy (AC-105) (Rev. 07.01.2019)
Approval Process for use of Non-Board Certified Physicians: Alternate Pathway (PTSF Board of Directors Revised, 07.11.2019)
Section of the Bill that applies to PTSF and Level 3 Funding
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient, 6th Edition "The Orange Book"
Letter of Intent (LOI) to Pursue Trauma Center accreditation, and Letter of Request (LOR) for Site Survey
Clarification of trauma nurse course delivery
Provided by Conemaugh Health System