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EMS Systems Division - About Trauma

About Trauma

The Emergency Medical Services Authority provides statewide coordination and leadership for the planning, development and implementation of local trauma care systems. EMSA responsibilities include the development of statewide standards for trauma care systems and trauma centers, the provision of technical assistance to local agencies developing, implementing, or evaluating components of a trauma care system, and the review and approval of local trauma care system plans to ensure compliance with the minimum standards set by the Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Local emergency medical services agencies are responsible for planning, implementing, and managing local trauma care systems, including assessing needs, developing the system design, designating trauma care centers, collecting trauma care data, and providing quality assurance.

For questions contact:
Johnathan Jones, RN, BSN
Trauma and Specialty Care Coordinator
johnathan.jones@emsa.ca.gov
(916) 322-4336, Ext. 415

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