ACS Trauma Assessment Documents

American College of Surgeons (ACS) completed an assessment of the Texas Trauma Systems in May 2010. 

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma: Trauma Systems Consultation    
Trauma Facility Study: An Analysis of the need for Additional Level I & Level II Trauma Facilities in Texas
(Updated December 2010)
ACS Letter from Health Commissioner David Lakey, MD
ACS Errata Information
ACS Errata Letter
ACS Recommendations - Stakeholder Comments to date
ACS Exit Presentation ( May 28, 2010)
DSHS Texas Trauma System Overview (May 27, 2010)

May 18, 2010    
May 19, 2010


ACS has asked the Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination (OEMS/TS) to gather supporting documentation in the form of a Prereview Questionnaire (PRQ) to educate ACS surveyors about the Texas Trauma System. The PRQ was sent to ACS in early April.


Final Print Quality TSC Guide    

Skip to Section 1Trauma System Assessment
Skip to Section 2Trauma System Policy Development
Skip to Section 3Trauma System Assurance

Section 1:  Trauma System Assessment

DSHS Injury Epidemiology

DSHS Indicators as a Tool for System Assessment    

Section 2:  Trauma System Policy Development

Statutory Authority and Administrative Rules

System Leadership

Coalition Building and Community Support

Lead Agency and Human Resources Within the Lead Agency

Trauma System Plan

System Integration


Section 3:  Trauma System Assurance

Prevention and Outreach 

Emergency Medical Services
Definitive Care Facilities

System Coordination and Patient Flow

DSHS Rehabilitation. Response

DSHS Disaster Preparedness Response
System-wide Evaluation and Quality Assurance
DSHS Trauma Management Information Systems Response
DSHS Research Response


Last updated August 13, 2021