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Resource Files & Links

*COVID19 - Coronavirus Resources & Information

Memorandum 12.07.2020
This memo clarifies PTOS and Outcomes Central Site Data Distribution through February 2021, as well as Standards compliance clarification through the ongoing pandemic
162.35K
The Committee on Trauma – Quality Programs of the American College of Surgeons
Maintaining Trauma Center Access & Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance Document for Trauma Medical Directors
207.47K
Society of Trauma Nurses COVID-19 Resources
Additional information regarding COVID-19
 
How to Get Tested
Source: PaDOH Infographic
3.09M
Board of Directors Update
March 19, 2020--COVID-19 response related to Site Survey, Education/Conferences, Standards of Accreditation and more!
90.77K
Board Expectations for Return to Operational Compliance
July 24, 2020--Trauma Center return to operational compliance update.
84.30K
ATLS Guidance Regarding COVID-19
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Guidance for ATLS Course Directors and Participants
107.88K
ATLS COVID-19 Trauma Education Resources
Basic Trauma Care “Just in Time” education material
 
American College of Surgeons Site
Additional Resources for the surgical community.
 
AFS Responses in the Setting of COVID-19 FAQ
A list of frequently asked questions and answers to offer guidance for responses within the AFS to best demonstrate the effects of the pandemic within the trauma program.
128.93K
ACLS-BLS-PALS Guidelines
AHA interim guidelines for ACLS, BLS and PALS patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
 

2019 PTSF Fall Conference

Trauma Program Leadership Forum
Presented by PTSF Staff & HAP Staff Memebers
 
Keynote Luncheon Lecture: Lessons Learned from ACS TQIP
Presented by Avery Nathens, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)
 
Inside Accreditation: Best Practices for Site Survey
Presented by: Darlene Gondell, MSN, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, TCRN Amy Krichten, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
 
Firearm Injury Prevention and Advocacy-the Evolving Role of the Trauma Center
Presented by the Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention (CTCFIP) Zoë Maher, MD, FACS
 
Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Trauma System
Presented by Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN
 
90-Day Submission-Maximizing the Loop Closure Process
Presentation at the 2019 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by: Kelly Donatelli, BSN, RN, CEN, Kathryn Hayes, RN, and Rebecca Wilde-Onia, BSN, RN, CCRN
 
6th Annual PTOS Trauma Research Session
Moderated by Niels Martin, MD, FACS
 
2020 Collector Update
Presented by: Lyndsey Diehl, RHIA, CHDA, CSTR Stephanie Radzevick, CPC
 
11th Annual Major John P. Pryor, MD, FACS Memorial Lecture; Born to Serve: I AM ALL IN
Presented by Betsy Seislove, MSN, RN Senior Regional Care Director
 

2020 PTSF Fall Conference

** CONFERENCE SCHEDULE—October 19-21, 2020
iew the schedule of events and individual session descriptions
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** QUICK SHOTS — Research “Poster” Presentations
Select from numerous research topics. If prompted enter the password (case-sensitive) PTSF
 
** DAY 3 – ON-DEMAND VIDEOS
This link is for the conference sessions that were held on October 21, 2020. If prompted, enter the password (case-sensitive) PTSF
 
** DAY 2 — ON-DEMAND VIDEOS
This link if for the conference sessions that were held on October 20, 2020. If prompted, enter the password (case-sensitive) PTSF
 
** DAY 1– ON-DEMAND VIDEOS
This link is for the conference sessions that were held on October 19, 2020. If prompted, enter the password (case-sensitive) PTSF
 
2021 Collector Update
Presented By: Lyndsey Diehl & Stephanie Radzevick
825.08K
A Treasure Hunt!
Presented By: Lyndsey Diehl & Gabrielle Wenger
2.91M
1.91M
Registry Educational Software in Action
Presented By: Sarah Mattocks, UPMC Hamot
2.20M
PI In Motion: Nelson Non Surgical Admission Tool and Need For Trauma Intervention (NFTI)
Presented By: Robbie Dumond MHA, BSN, TCRN, AEMT, Sr. Director of Trauma Services, & University of Colorado Hospital
1.67M
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
Whole Blood in Trauma: Developing a LTOWB Program at Your Center
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: George Koenig, DO, MS, FACS
2.61M
2020 VAP Checklist
NOTE: This checklist was written based on the current (2020) VAP definition. The checklist will need updated as changes are made to the VAP definition.
164.28K
24th Annual PTSF Fall Conference Logistics Document
24th Annual PTSF Fall Conference Logistics Document
30.57K
Penn State College of Medicine Handout
Handout regarding ACCME details.
114.68K
Live Research Session
Agenda & abstracts
1.52M
Grief, Coping, and New Possibilities: Engaging COVID’s “New Normal”
Presented By: David B. Simmons, DMin, MHA, BCC, Kelly Holder, Ph.D., & Michael Hayes, Ph.D.
837.75K
Identifying and Addressing Delirium: Confusion Assessment Measure-ICU
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Erin L. Hall, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Departments of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Medicine
2.39M
Pediatric Imaging Update
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Barbara A. Gaines, MD
2.68M
View the Schedule of Events
Check back often, this schedule is updated daily
306.21K
Scenarios for Hospital Event V-A-P Easy as 1-2-3
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
151.57K
Register Today
Register in advance for each day of the conference.
215.89K
Quick Shots Research Presentations
Available for on-demand viewing.
1.45M
Hospital Events VAP and Pneumonia
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
503.06K

Administration/Board

PTSF Strategic Plan
2018 – 2020 Strategic Goals
443.43K
188.89K
Needs Assessment Executive Summary
White Paper Summary, Needs Assessment for New Trauma Center Devlpt. (2014)
272.15K
Needs Assessment
Needs assessment for new trauma center development (2014 version)
651.71K

Annual Reports

2019 ~ PTSF Annual Report
Annual Report, Digital Edition
2.61M

Board of Directors Updates

Board of Directors Update – April 5, 2021
The following communication highlights recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—Executive Director.
207.93K
Memorandum 12.07.2020
This memo clarifies PTOS and Outcomes Central Site Data Distribution through February 2021, as well as Standards compliance clarification through the ongoing pandemic
162.35K
Board of Directors Update – January 12, 2021
the following update highlights board action items and approval from the recent board of directors meeting, held on December 11, 2020.
699.10K
Board of Directors Update – October 26, 2020
this publication highlights our recent Virtual Fall Conference as well as Committee updates.
496.24K
Memorandum 12.07.2020
This memo clarifies PTOS and Outcomes Central Site Data Distribution through February 2021, as well as Standards compliance clarification through the ongoing pandemic
162.35K
Board of Directors Update – August 8, 2020
The following publication includes action items from the July Board of Directors meeting, as well as additional information/updates from our trauma partners and stakeholders.
310.43K
Board of Directors Update – April 20, 2020
The following communication highlights recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—Executive Director.
99.50K
Board of Directors Update – March 19, 2020
COVID-19 response related to Site Survey, Education/Conferences, Standards of Accreditation and more!
90.77K
Board of Directors Update – January 17, 2020
This update highlights additional information/action from the December 2019 Board of Directors meeting.
139.31K
Board of Directors Update – December 11, 2019
This update includes information regarding new board leadership for 2020, new board members for 2020, technology and accreditation updates.
421.80K
Board of Directors Update – November 5, 2019
This publication highlights recent board action, PTSF updates, as well as Fall Conference highlights.
972.29K
Board of Directors Update – August 6, 2019
The following publication includes action items from the July Board of Directors meeting, as well as additional information/updates from our trauma partners and stakeholders.
222.11K
Board of Directors Update – March 22, 2019
The following update highlights board action items and approval from the recent board of directors meeting, held on March 8, 2019.
158.78K
Board of Directors Update – January 16, 2019
This publication highlights the 2019 board of directors and officers, as well as action items from the December board meeting. Committee updates, technology updates and educational events are also included.
300.39K

Committees & Workgroups

2020 Board-Approved Committee Roster
Board and Non-Board Committee Roster
157.88K

Data Quality Management Updates

Data Quality Management Update – September 26, 2017
The following communication provides clarification on items that were discussed during the June 2017 TQIP Collaborative meeting. If you have questions, or seek further clarification, please contact Lyndsey Diehl, RHIA—Trauma Data Quality Specialist at ldiehl@ptsf.org.
67.68K
Data Quality Management Update – September 6, 2017
The following communication provides clarification on items that were discussed during the TQIP Collaborative Leadership meeting. If you have questions, or seek further clarification, please contact Lyndsey Diehl, RHIA—Trauma Data Quality Specialist at ldiehl@ptsf.org.
73.38K

EMS & Pre-Hospital Information

Pennsylvania ALS Protocols
Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Advanced Life Support Protocols - Updated 5.8.20
2.75M
Pennsylvania BLS Protocols
Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Service Basic Life Support Protocols - Updated 3.16.20
2.27M
Pennsylvania CCT Protocols
Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Critical Care Transport Protocols - Updated 9.2019
401.36K
CDC: Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
590.60K
Pennsylvania DMIST Powerpoint
Standardizing the EMS to Trauma Team Patient Hand-off in Pennsylvania
263.18K
Pennsylvania DMIST Poster
EMS Handoff Report
148.37K
EMS Committee: Interfacility Resource Document
June 2018, developed in collaboration by Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians & Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council
149.23K
288.21K

Fee Schedule(s)

PTSF Fee Schedule
Trauma fees are guaranteed through December 31, 2022.
70.56K
PTSF Education Fee Schedule Detail
This document provides detail/clarification related to the annual education fee for hospitals pursuing trauma accreditation (Revised: December 6, 2019)
88.00K

ICD-10 & Trauma Registry Education

Trauma Registry Education ~ Rates & Customization
Trauma registry-specific training sessions
69.08K

Injury Prevention

Trauma Prevention Information
The Dangers of Bounce Houses
479.03K
PaATS Tips for a Happy New Year’s Eve
Having a party? Follow these simple rules.
1.53M
PaATS Sledding Safety Sheet
Funded with the Pa Department of Health
392.36K
“Stop the Bleed” Campaign
The cast of CBS's "Code Black" provide this "YouTube" PSA for you
 

PA TQIP Collaborative

PA-TQIP Collaborative – Best Practice Management Guideline
VTE Prophylaxis, posted July 15, 2020
263.82K
Memo ~ March 27, 2017
PA-TQIP Collaborative Staff & Board Involvement: PTSF legal counsel's input was requested in order to review concerns raised by trauma centers related to PTSF staff and board member involvement in Pennsylvania TQIP Collaborative meetings. Those concerns (and PTSF calrification) are oulined in this memo.
148.00K
Memo ~ December 13, 2016
PTSF Involvement in TQIP: This memo serves to clarify the position of the PTSF Board of Directors regarding use of TQIP reports as part of the accreditation process. It also addresses the role of PTSF staff members supporting TQIP activities with PA trauma centers.
113.37K
June 2018 ~ PA TQIP Collaborative meeting
June 19, 2018--Dr. Nathens' recorded session from the PA-TQIP Collaborative meeting
 

Performance Improvement

2021 Outcomes Manual
A reference tool for Pennsylvania Trauma Performance Improvement documentation in the PI software: Pa V5 Outcomes. Posted February 2021
807.22K
PI for Inter-Facility Transfers: Intra-Network & Out-of-Network
Presentation from 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus Trauma Program
917.97K
PTSF Performance Improvement Primer
The PTSF PI Primer is designed to support basic, trauma PI that is conducted and documented by the core trauma team. Posted February 2021
641.82K
PA v5 Outcomes Registry User Guide
Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal with detailed instructions on how to use Pa v5 Outcomes and how to submit PA v5 Outcomes Death records.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Data Submission User Guide
A step-by-step guide to submitting death records from the Pa v5 Outcomes software. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
Driller® Demo
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by Kathleen Yetter from DI by ESO. If prompted enter password (case-sensitive) PTSF
 
DI Driller® User Guide
A resource for Trauma Program staff on utilizing DI Driller®. Driller® is available in the Central Site Portal, the DI Driller® User Guide is available in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Presentation
Presentation from DI by ESO at the 2017 PTSF Annual Conference. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Training Video
Basic training for Trauma Program staff that will utilize PA v5 Outcomes to document trauma PI. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Template Letters Training Video
Training on how to use Template Letters in PA v5 Outcomes to efficiently create letters for referral, feedback and follow-up. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal
 
PA v5 Outcomes Over and Undertriage Reporting
Training on how to run reports on over and undertriage from PA v5 Outcomes Report Writer. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Batch Auto-Trigger Training Video
Training on how to batch auto-trigger within the PA v5 Outcomes software. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Timeliness Reporting
Training on running reports on provider timeliness from the PA v5 Outcomes Report Writer. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
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
Whole Blood in Trauma: Developing a LTOWB Program at Your Center
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: George Koenig, DO, MS, FACS
2.61M
2020 VAP Checklist
NOTE: This checklist was written based on the current (2020) VAP definition. The checklist will need updated as changes are made to the VAP definition.
164.28K
Identifying and Addressing Delirium: Confusion Assessment Measure-ICU
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Erin L. Hall, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Departments of Trauma Surgery & Critical Care Medicine
2.39M
Pediatric Imaging Update
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Barbara A. Gaines, MD
2.68M
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"
 
Trauma Outcomes Policy (TO-100)
Timeliness of Submission to the Outcomes Central Site (revised September 24, 2020). This NEW policy is effective January 1, 2021.
34.38K
TOPIC Information & Registration
The Society of Trauma Nurses "Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" program information and registration
 
DI by ESO Training Opportunities
Report Writer Training – PA Trauma Center staff can register for various training sessions. Modules 1 & 2 of the Self-Paced Report Writer trainings are free!
 
Central Site Standardization Work Group
Submitting Death Reviews to a Central Site (revised December 2016)
247.73K
Action Plan Template
Template for developing PI corrective action plans. Must be used for Significant Issues identified in the accreditation process.
117.60K
Scenarios for Hospital Event V-A-P Easy as 1-2-3
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
151.57K
Hospital Events VAP and Pneumonia
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
503.06K
90-Day Submission-Maximizing the Loop Closure Process
Presentation at the 2019 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by: Kelly Donatelli, BSN, RN, CEN, Kathryn Hayes, RN, and Rebecca Wilde-Onia, BSN, RN, CCRN
 
Billing for Level IV Trauma Activations
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus Trauma Program
503.15K
Just Say Yes! A Plan & Process for Rapid Transfer Out
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by: Alexandra Evans, RN, BSN, Trauma Program Manager at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton
1.23M
PA v5 Outcomes Report Formatting in Excel
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by Digital Innovations, Inc. Staff
802.03K

Policies & Guidelines

Board of Directors Policy (BD-101)
Travel Expense & Reimbursement
32.99K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-105)
Reviewing Complaints
28.84K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-106)
Conflicts of Interest
46.67K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-108)
Investment Guidelines
0.00P
Board of Directors Policy (BD-109)
Non-Board Committee Membership--revised July 23, 2020
34.36K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-113)
Payments & Refunds of Fees--revised September 24, 2020
43.18K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-114)
PTSF Board Recognition of Committees
29.14K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-115)
Process for Board Approval of Waiver Requests from Hospitals Pursuing Level I, II, or III Trauma Center Accreditation--revised July 23, 2020
39.25K
Trauma Registry Policy (TR-110)
Timeliness of Submissions to the Central Site--revised September 24, 2020
20.29K
Trauma Outcomes Policy (TO-100)
Timeliness of Submission to the Outcomes Central Site (revised September 24, 2020). This NEW policy is effective January 1, 2021.
34.38K
Level III Board Memo 12-15-2015
Discussion from December Board Meeting in reference to Level III Centers
82.43K
Accreditation Policy (AC-103)
Appeals & Procedures on Appeals (Rev. 07.01.2019)
33.20K
Accreditation Policy (AC-104)
Comment Period for New or Revised Standards of Accreditation (Rev. 07.01.2019)
27.34K
Accreditation Policy (AC-105)
Applying for a Variance from a Standard (Rev. 07.01.2019)
29.76K
Accreditation Policy (AC-106)
Transition Period for the Implementation of New or Revised Standards of Accreditation (Rev. 07.01.2019)
27.34K
Accreditation Policy (AC-114)
Certificates of Accreditation (Rev. 07.01.2019)
36.54K
Accreditation Policy (AC-119)
Surveyor Selection Criteria (Rev. 07.01.2019)
44.59K
Accreditation Policy (AC-127)
Trauma Center Diversion--Level 1, 2 & 3 Trauma Centers (Rev. 07.01.2019)
30.27K
Accreditation Policy (AC-128)
*REVISED POLICY* Revised by the Board of Directors on September 27, 2019, effective immediately -- Notification of PTSF Regarding Changes in Trauma Center Operations
35.01K
Accreditation Policy (AC-129)
Approval Process for use of Non-Board Cert Physicians: Alternate Pathway (PTSF Board of Directors Revised, 07.11.2019)
65.72K
Accreditation Policy (AC-130)
Process for Becoming an Accredited Trauma Center--revised September 24, 2020
67.75K
Accreditation Policy (AC-131)
Use of Trauma Program Consultants (Rev. 07.01.2019)
34.41K
Accreditation Policy (AC-132)
Media Notification Regarding Trauma Center Status (Rev. 07.01.2019)
33.09K
Accreditation Policy (AC-133)
Team Member Attendance/Cancellation for Site Visits (Rev. 07.01.2019)
37.51K
Accreditation Policy (AC-136)
Request for Reconsideration of Accreditation Deliberation Decision--revised July 23, 2020
31.53K
Accreditation Policy (AC-137)
Accreditation Guidelines & Continuum for Board Members--revised July 23, 2020
51.77K
Accreditation Policy (AC-138)
Process for Elevating Trauma Center Accreditation Level (Rev. 08.20.2019)
190.61K
Accreditation Policy (AC-139)
Level Four Trauma Center Mid-Cycle Panel Review--updated July 23, 2020
56.25K
Accreditation Policy (AC-140)
Level I, II & III Trauma Center Accreditation Extension--this new policy was adopted by the PTSF Board of Directors on July 23, 2020. Trauma centers surveyed in 2020 that meet the criteria outlined in this policy will be eligible to apply for the one-year extension beginning in spring of 2022. Specific date(s) will be outlined in Accreditation Reports moving forward for eligible trauma centers.
72.44K

PTSF Board of Directors

Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention
Presented by Zoe Maher, MD, FACS - Assistant Professor of Surgery Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
2.57M
389.08K
2021 Board Meeting Dates
Board meeting and Executive Committee meeting dates
61.12K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-101)
Travel Expense & Reimbursement
32.99K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-105)
Reviewing Complaints
28.84K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-106)
Conflicts of Interest
46.67K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-108)
Investment Guidelines
0.00P
Board of Directors Policy (BD-109)
Non-Board Committee Membership--revised July 23, 2020
34.36K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-113)
Payments & Refunds of Fees--revised September 24, 2020
43.18K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-114)
PTSF Board Recognition of Committees
29.14K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-115)
Process for Board Approval of Waiver Requests from Hospitals Pursuing Level I, II, or III Trauma Center Accreditation--revised July 23, 2020
39.25K

Research & References

Senate Bill No. 922
Section of the Bill that applies to PTSF and Level 3 Funding
190.54K
Trauma Nurse Course Delivery Information
Clarification of trauma nurse course delivery
46.50K
Statement in support of universal motorcycle helmet law
Developed by the Research Committee of the PTSF
10.72K
PTSF Risk Adjusted Mortality Modeling Report Blinded 2015
Details of the Risk Adjusted Mortality modeling using 2011-2013 PTOS data
629.98K
PTOS Non-Research Data Request form
PTOS Non-Research Data Request form
64.58K
Pediatric Trauma Care in Pennsylvania 1996-2001
This report describes ped trauma cases in rural counties 1996 through 2001.
3.51M
Pediatric Imaging Statement
PTSF Pediatric Trauma Committee
132.75K
290.38K
Needs Assessment Executive Summary
White Paper Summary, Needs Assessment for New Trauma Center Devlpt. (2014)
272.15K
Needs Assessment
Needs assessment for new trauma center development (2014 version)
651.71K
National Pediatric Readiness Project
Resource for Emergency Department Care of Pediatric Patients
 
MAP: Pursuing Hospitals
Hospitals Pursuing Trauma Center Accreditation - Updated 2.12.21
353.59K
MAP: Accredited Trauma Centers
Accredited Trauma Center Map
318.95K
Emergency Medical Services Act of 1985
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
195.51K
Coalition Mission Brief
Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention – Mission Statement
121.72K
A National Trauma Care System
Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero . . .
 
PTOS Data Agreement Application
Application for PTOS data
203.23K
2019 Act 54 – Pennsylvania General Assembly
Accreditation of Trauma Centers, Submission of list, Funding, Notification of Trauma Center Closure, Reporting and Certification, Financial Support
127.24K
CDC: Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
590.60K

Site Survey Information

PTSF Hybrid Survey Webinar
This webinar will assist Pennsylvania hospitals in preparing for a 2021 PTSF trauma accreditation survey. Details of the hybrid format and PTSFs COVID-19 risk mitigation plan for survey day will be presented.
25.58M
Application for Survey
Sign in to access the PTSF Application for Survey
 
Guide to Understanding the Accreditation Report
Guide to Understanding the Accreditation Report
215.27K
Significant Issue Action Plan Template
Required template for submitting an action plan for each Significant Issue identified during the accreditation process. Submit to PTSF Accreditation Staff by the due date listed on the accreditation report cover letter.
117.60K
Site Surveyor Orientation Guide
This Guidebook was developed for Site Surveyors to use as a tool when completing consultative visits and/or site survey accreditation visits.
1.34M
Accreditation Policy (AC-114)
Certificates of Accreditation (Rev. 07.01.2019)
36.54K
Accreditation Policy (AC-130)
Process for Becoming an Accredited Trauma Center--revised September 24, 2020
67.75K
Accreditation Policy (AC-132)
Media Notification Regarding Trauma Center Status (Rev. 07.01.2019)
33.09K
Accreditation Policy (AC-136)
Request for Reconsideration of Accreditation Deliberation Decision--revised July 23, 2020
31.53K
Accreditation Policy (AC-138)
Process for Elevating Trauma Center Accreditation Level (Rev. 08.20.2019)
190.61K
Accreditation Policy (AC-139)
Level Four Trauma Center Mid-Cycle Panel Review--updated July 23, 2020
56.25K
Accreditation Policy (AC-140)
Level I, II & III Trauma Center Accreditation Extension--this new policy was adopted by the PTSF Board of Directors on July 23, 2020. Trauma centers surveyed in 2020 that meet the criteria outlined in this policy will be eligible to apply for the one-year extension beginning in spring of 2022. Specific date(s) will be outlined in Accreditation Reports moving forward for eligible trauma centers.
72.44K

Site Survey Toolkit

Site Survey Guidebook
This Guidebook was developed to assist trauma program staff with their preparation for accreditation site visits. This document is written for all trauma levels, including both pursuing and accredited trauma centers.
475.56K
Site Survey Screen Shots
**2021 Survey Now Available** Screen shots of the questions answered by the Site Surveyors during Medical Record Review. These documents were developed to assist trauma program staff, specifically useful for Chart Navigators, in preparation for the accreditation survey. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
Application for Survey (AFS) User Manual
This Manual was developed to assist trauma program staff with their preparation for completing the Application for Survey. Includes answers to FAQ. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal
 
AFS Attachment and Report List
A list of reports, data and attachments that will be needed for the completion of the Application for Survey
178.93K
AFS Responses in the Setting of COVID-19 FAQ
A list of frequently asked questions and answers to offer guidance for responses within the AFS to best demonstrate the effects of the pandemic within the trauma program.
128.93K
AFS Survey Eligibility Requirements
To be signed by hospital administration
80.48K
Committee Attendance Log Template
Template for tracking Multidisciplinary Peer Review PI Meeting attendance, and Required for AFS
77.42K
2021 Hybrid Site Survey Information Form – Levels I, II & III
Submit to PTSF 3-weeks prior to site survey. This form has now been combined with the contact form. You will only need to complete this form.
44.27K
2021 Hybrid Site Survey Information Form – Level IV
Submit to PTSF 3-weeks prior to site survey. This form has now been combined with the contact form. You will only need to complete this form.
41.39K
Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template
Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template in Word format
30.07K
Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template
*NEW* Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template in Excel format with automatic calculations and non-compliant areas turning red to alert non-compliance and the need for a comment to explain
15.05K
Alternate Pathway Provider Medical Record Form
Institutions with Alternate Pathway providers: Submit one week prior to survey
77.50K
Trauma Program Medical Director Continuing Education Template
Optional attachment for the AFS. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal
 
Trauma Program Manager Continuing Education Template
Optional attachment for the AFS. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 

Standards of Accreditation

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
Standards Comparison by Trauma Level
2020 Standards Comparison by Trauma Level
212.37K
Pennsylvania Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
Pennsylvania Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
398.49K
Applying for a Variance from a Standard
Accreditation Policy (AC-105) (Rev. 07.01.2019)
29.76K
Alternate Pathway Request
Approval Process for use of Non-Board Certified Physicians: Alternate Pathway (PTSF Board of Directors Revised, 07.11.2019)
65.72K
Senate Bill No. 922
Section of the Bill that applies to PTSF and Level 3 Funding
190.54K
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"
 
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
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Trauma Nurse Course Delivery Information
Clarification of trauma nurse course delivery
46.50K
Web-Based Online Trauma Nurse Course
Provided by Conemaugh Health System
117.40K

Technology Update

Technology Update
March 18, 2020--this update highlights AIS 2015 in PA, as well as a DRILLER update
73.51K
Technology Update
September 18, 2018--PaV5 & Trauma Cloud Update
82.73K
Technology Update
June 7, 2018--this update provides information regarding trauma center registration for the TVA Trauma Cloud.
79.17K
Technology Update
January 10, 2018--By clicking here you'll find a memorandum from Juliet Altenburg, PTSF Executive Director clarifying communications related to Digital Innovations, Inc. (PAv5) software
79.17K
Technology Update
June 22, 2017--By clicking here you'll find clarification regarding the Trauma Vendor Alliance (TVA) and a recent ACS communication regarding the NTDB Data Center
87.95K
3.13M

Trauma Program Leadership Forum

TPLF News
Contains PTSF Meeting Summary and link/password to Zoom Meeting
233.84K

Trauma Registry

2021 Virtual Trauma Registry Educational Visits
Planning a successful virtual trauma registry educational visit...
 
2020 PTOS Manual
2020 PTOS Manual
1.61M
PTOS/Collector Change Document (March 2021)
This document serves as a cummulative list of changes to PTOS and/or the Collector software.
40.29K
NTDS Data Dictionary
Click to navigate to the NTDS website to access various NTDB data dictionaries.
 
Example Registry Timeliness of Submission Control Chart
This example can be used to help you interpret your timeliness of submission control chart and determine if your facility is in compliance with TR-110.
130.90K
Scores Packet
AIS, ISS, TRISS, etc.
2.31M
DI Report Writer Standard Reports Dictionary
2018 Report Writer Dictionary
2.22M
TR-106
Trauma Registry Educational Visits Policy - revised October 5, 2018
72.56K
TR-110
Trauma Registry Timeliness of Submission Policy - revised 12-1-2017
101.92K
Analytic Solutions Network (ASN) Factsheet
Information and Options (5-29-2019)
159.29K
Introduction to the Registry Educational Software (Recording)
Presented by Lyndsey Diehl, PTSF Director of Trauma Data Quality
26.47M
Introduction to the Registry Educational Software (Handouts)
Presented by Lyndsey Diehl, PTSF Director of Trauma Data Quality
1.23M