Building Louisiana’s Statewide Trauma Care System

LERN is utilizing two nationally recognized trauma care resources to guide the ongoing development of Louisiana’s statewide trauma system. Those resources include the model trauma care systems plan developed by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the trauma consultation/verification program created and administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT).

Louisiana’s statewide trauma system is an inclusive trauma system model that includes state-designated trauma centers but also utilizes most of the other hospitals in Louisiana – according to each hospital’s availability of trauma resources.

Click here for the LERN State Trauma Plan.

State Trauma Plan Appendices:
Appendix A: LERN State Law
Appendix B: Pre-Hospital (EMS) Provider Agreement
Appendix C: LERN Destination Protocol – Trauma
Appendix D: LERN Destination Protocol – Burn
Appendix E: LERN Pre-Hospital Burn Care Guideline
Appendix F: LERN Emergency Department Burn Care Guideline
Appendix G: LERN Hospital Interregional Transfer Guidelines and Protocol
Appendix H: Louisiana State Law Trauma Centers
Appendix I: LDH Health Standards
Appendix J: Attestation Requirements Level II Trauma Program
Appendix K: Attestation Requirements Level III Trauma Program
Appendix L: Attestation Requirements for Pediatric Trauma Program Levels I & II
Appendix M: Trauma Program Recognition Application
Appendix N: ACS Needs Based Assessment of Trauma Systems Tool
Appendix O: Rule: LAC 48:I, Chapter 197, §19701-§19707
Appendix P: Hospital Participation Agreement
Appendix Q: State Trauma Registry Participating Entities