trauma room

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

Alternate Pathway Request
Approval Process for use of Non-Board Certified Physicians: Alternate Pathway
270.91K
Applying for a Variance from a Standard
Accreditation Policy (AC-105)
88.58K
Letter of Intent and Letter of Request Templates
Letter of Intent (LOI) to Pursue Trauma Center accreditation, and Letter of Request (LOR) for Site Survey
80.70K
Pennsylvania Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
Pennsylvania Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
363.51K
Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient, 6th Edition "The Orange Book"
 
Senate Bill No. 922
Section of the Bill that applies to PTSF and Level 3 Funding
190.54K
Standards Comparison by Trauma Level
2020 Standards Comparison by Trauma Level
212.37K
Trauma Center Mentor & Mentee Collaboration: How to Make it Work
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Peter Thomas, DO, Rebecca Wilde-Onia, MSN, RN, CCRN, & Stephanie Noll, MSN, RN, CNL
1.17M
Web-Based Online Trauma Nurse Course
Provided by Conemaugh Health System
117.40K