64J-2.001. Definitions  

Effective on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • 1In addition to the definitions provided in Sections 9395.401, 10395.4001, 11401.107, 12and 13401.23, F.S., 15the following definitions apply to rules under Chapter 64J-2, F.A.C.:

    25(1) Application – means a completed application form, as specified by the department and is incorporated by reference in subparagraph 4564J-2.012(1)(c)1., 46F.A.C., together with all documentation required by these rules.

    55(2) Burn – as defined in subsection 6264J-1.001(3), 63F.A.C.

    64(3) Department – means the Florida Department of Health (DH), Office of Trauma, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C18, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1738, as referenced in Chapter 64J-2, F.A.C.

    92(4) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Provider – as defined in subsection 10364J-1.001(10), 104F.A.C.

    105(5) Glasgow Coma Scale Score – means the neurological assessment developed by G. Teasdale and B. Jennitte in “Assessment of Coma and Impaired Consciousness: A Practical Scale” Lancet, 1974; 2: 81-84, which is incorporated by reference and available from the department.

    146(6) Injury Severity Score (ISS) – means the sum of the squares of the highest AIS-90 code in each of the three most severely injured body regions. The method for computing ISS is found in the “Abbreviated Injury Scale 1990 – Update 98.”

    189(7) Patient Care Record – as defined in Rule 19864J-1.001, 199F.A.C., (means the record used by each EMS provider to document patient care, treatment and transport activities that at a minimum includes the information required under paragraphs 22664J-1.003(5)(a), 227(b), Rule 22964J-1.014, 230and subsections 23264J-2.002(5), 23364J-2.004(5), 234(6), (7), 23664J-2.005(4), 237F.A.C.

    238(8) Pediatric Trauma Patient – means a trauma patient with anatomical and physical characteristics of a person 15 years of age or younger.

    261(9) Transfer or transport – as defined in subsection 27064J-1.001(20), 271F.A.C.

    272(10) Trauma – means a blunt, penetrating or burn injury caused by external force or violence.

    288(11) Trauma Alert – means a notification initiated by EMS informing a hospital that they are en route with a patient meeting the trauma alert criteria.

    314(12) Trauma Alert Patient – means a person whose primary physical injury is a blunt, penetrating or burn injury, and who meets one or more of the adult trauma scorecard criteria in Rule 34764J-2.004, 348F.A.C., or the pediatric trauma scorecard criteria in Rule 35764J-2.005, 358F.A.C.

    359(13) Trauma Patient – means any person who has incurred a physical injury or wound caused by trauma and who has accessed an emergency medical services system.

    386(14) Trauma Registry – means a statewide database which integrates medical and system information related to trauma patient diagnosis and the provision of trauma care by prehospital, hospital, and medical examiners.

    417(15) Trauma Transport Protocols (TTPs) – means a document which describes the policies, processes and procedures governing the dispatch of vehicles, and the triage and transport of trauma patients, which is required by the Trauma Transport Protocols Manual, December 2004, incorporated by reference in Rule 46264J-2.002, 463F.A.C., and is available from the department, as defined by subsection 47464J-2.001(4), 475F.A.C.

    476Rulemaking Authority 478395.4001(13), 479(17), 480395.401(1), 481(2), 482395.4025(7), 483(9), (10), 485395.4036(1), 486395.4045(3), 487(4), (5), (8), 490395.405 FS. 492Law Implemented 494381.0205, 495395.1031, 496395.3025(4)(f), 497395.401, 498395.4015, 499395.402, 500395.4025, 501395.403, 502395.4036, 503395.404, 504395.4045, 505395.405 FS. 507History–New 11-5-09, Amended 3-4-20.