The NOTS EMS Committee Advisory Board includes members from NOTS affiliated hospitals along with physicians, regional fire chiefs and regional EMS providers. The committee is co-chaired by Dr. Thomas Collins and Dr. James Sauto. The purpose of the committee is to establish education, guidelines and standards for the transfer of the trauma patient to an acute care facility. The information is available to any physician, EMS organization or EMS provider throughout the region. The goal of the committee is to improve outcomes in our trauma patients.
Thomas E. Collins, MD, FACEP
Director, Emergency Medical Services
Medical Director, City of Cleveland,
Department of Public Safety
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine
James W. Sauto, Jr., MD
Procedure Lab Co-Director
EMS Medical Director
Emergency Services Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
NOTS participates in the regional protocol committee, providing guidance from our collaboration of trauma surgeons to steer the prehospital trauma protocols. The most current regional protocol can be found here.