NCRTAC Position Statements


Through the work of the Definitive Care Committee, the NCRTAC has developed and endorsed position statements on a variety of trauma care issues.

Radiology Studies - May 2012

Guidelines for the Management of Suspected Blunt Spine Injury during Interfacility Transfer - January 2013

Care of Open Fractures - Early Antibiotics - July 2016

Definitive Care


The care of injured patients requires a systematic approach to ensure optimal care.  As such, the NCRTAC Definitive Care Committee serves to facilitate cooperation between various levels of trauma centers within our region to achieve a system approach in the care of injured patients.
The committee drafted two position statements which were approved by the NCRTAC membership and will continue to meet as needed to work on other areas identified to help improve the process of moving trauma patients to definitive care.


The committee includes representation from:


  • Both level II trauma centers
  • Level III and IV trauma centers
  • Interfacility transport services


The committee welcomes feedback from the RTAC membership about any opportunities that may exist to facilitate further cooperation amount trauma system participants.