OAR 333-200-0020
Objectives of the Trauma System

The objective of the statewide trauma system is to reduce deaths and disabilities which result from traumatic injuries by:


Identifying the causes of traumatic injuries and recommending, promoting, and coordinating prevention activities;


Developing a statewide trauma system plan to assure timely, quality, definitive care through coordinated identification, transportation and treatment of trauma patients:


The statewide trauma system plan shall be composed of seven area plans; and


Each area trauma system plan shall consist of policies, procedures, and protocols which address each of the following trauma system components:


Communication and dispatch;


Responders and prehospital response times;


Medical direction and treatment;


Triage and transportation;


Hospital resources;


Inter-hospital transfers;




Quality improvement;


Education and research;


Prevention; and


Disaster management.


Adopting the standards, policies and procedures necessary to unify area trauma system plans into a statewide trauma system; and


Promoting quality treatment, education, research and prevention of traumatic injuries utilizing as a model Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons, 2014 and the Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients, Recommendations of the National Expert Panel on Field Triage, 2011; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR, January 13, 2012, Vol. 61, No. 1.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Source: Rule 333-200-0020 — Objectives of the Trauma System, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=333-200-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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