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This guide established minimum guidelines for the development and operation of a pediatric trauma facility in a children's or general hospital.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F30 on Emergency Medical Services, this guide was withdrawn in June 2015. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 This guide establishes minimum guidelines for the development and operation of a pediatric trauma facility in a children's or general hospital. A pediatric trauma facility is an institution whose medical and administrative leadership has expressed the personal, institutional, and financial commitment to optimal care of the injured child 24 h a day, 365 days a year.
1.2 This guide defines the system, organizational structure, clinical personnel, and physical equipment necessary for a pediatric trauma facility, whether freestanding or a joint adult/pediatric facility in either a children's hospital or general hospital committed to the care of injured children.
1.3 The criteria outline in this guide incorporates levels of categorization and their essential or desired characteristics.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1224 Guide for Providing System Evaluation for Emergency Medical Services
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ASTM F1286-90(2009), Standard Guide for Development and Operation of Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Facilities (Withdrawn 2015), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top