To provide the infrastructure and leadership necessary to sustain an inclusive trauma system within our Trauma Service Area by the following actions:
- Assist member organizations in achieving the highest level of trauma care they are capable of providing, which will result in a decrease in morbidity and mortality and ultimately improve the injured patients outcome.
- Encourage activities designed to promote cooperation between member organizations and provide a forum to resolve conflicts regarding the care of the injured patient.
- Provide and facilitate educational programs for the public to increase awareness regarding an inclusive trauma system with a heavy emphasis on prevention activities.
- Develop, acquire and operate facilities to enhance the provision of trauma and emergency care in TSA L.
To provide coordination of acute medical services in the mass casualty and disaster settings.
- Serve as the acute medical services liaison in the CTRAC County Emergency Operations Centers within the Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) Region.
- Coordinate emergency and disaster preparedness and response activities between area hospitals and public health.
- Provide resources to the Office of Emergency Management regarding acute medical services..
- Participate in the Regional Medical Operations Center, if established, and/or the CTCOG Multi-Agency Coordination
- Center to coordinate disaster activities between area hospitals and pre-hospital providers
The purpose of this organization is to:
- Advance and improve the state of healthcare for the injured patient within the counties of Trauma Service Area L (Central Texas Regional Area).
- Decrease morbidity and/or mortality which results from injury.
- Encourage activities designated to promote cooperation and resolve conflicts between member organizations.
- Improve funding of trauma care providers within the counties served by this council.
- Maintain a Trauma System Plan for the RAC which is based on standard guidelines for comprehensive system development.
- Improve public awareness of the methods of accessing the trauma care system and preventing injury.
Coordinate responses to mass casualty and disaster events.