To mark the structural basis for the development of efficient and timely systems in trauma patient care in all countries of Latin America, with a high sense of quality and safety, by spreading the concept of trauma response teams, with standardized activation criteria and a trauma registry for statistical and research purposes, to promote injury prevention in Latin America.
To be the platform for the implementation of an autonomous structure in each Latin American country to determine the guidelines for the development of mature trauma systems, adopting a single Latin American trauma registry to generate the information needed to promote research for improvement of trauma care, mostly in middle and low-income countries with effective tools for quality care at low cost and measures affecting injury prevention in each country, in constant support with a quality program which contributes in reducing preventable trauma deaths throughout Latin America.
From an architectural standpoint, the PTS Trauma System committee has designed a holistic model (inclusive) chart, which brings together all the elements that make up the Trauma System, the development platform. Certain elements described by Moore and Cols in their publication were taken and adapted for a better understanding of the system.
1. Moore EE. MD. Trauma Systems, Trauma Centers and Trauma surgeons. J trauma 1995, July;39(1):1-11