Authored by Angie Chisolm, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CFRN, TCRN. As published by DOTmed, July 12, 2021.
Trauma centers should not run the risk of closing, downgrading, or receiving a follow up focused review from being ill prepared for their site visit, the on-site review that verifies or designates their center’s resources and processes to care for trauma patients. It’s not uncommon to hear stories of trauma centers at risk of losing their designation or verification for failure to adhere to the essential requirements and standards.
No program is perfect. In fact, hospitals should have a continuous improvement process in place with documentation of performance improvement activities. The minimum standards of designation or verification must be in place, or hospitals face the real possibility of their trauma center closing, downgrading, or receiving unintended provisional status. Any of these outcomes are costly to the organization.
Read the full article: how to recognize when your trauma center is in jeopardy