Comparative Analysis of State Trauma Triage Criteria vs. Paramedic Discretion.

OBJECTIVE The Florida Adult Trauma Triage Criteria (FATTC) define specific parameters concerning injury mechanism and physiologic data that prompt paramedics to initiate a trauma alert and necessitate transport to a trauma center. In the state of Florida, paramedics are also given discretion to bring patients to the trauma center who do not meet those… CONTINUE READING