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​​North Central RTAC Meeting Schedule


All meetings are 9:00 am - Noon unless otherwise noted.


2024 Meetings

  • May 9 - Aspirus Wausau Hospital - ANNUAL MEETING
  • July 11 - Marshfield Medical Center
  • September 12 - Aspirus Wausau Hospital
  • November 14 - Marshfield Medical Center​


NCRTAC Opens nominations for Executive Council

In May the NCRTAC will vote to fill Executive Council seats. The Executive Council is responsible for setting the direction of the RTAC and monitoring the work of the committees. Download the Nomination Form HERE and return it to the RTAC Coordinator by May 2, 2024.

NCRTAC Offers a Catalog of Injury Prevention Products Available to Members

Looking for Injury Prevention displays or give-away products for your next open house, health fair or community event? Check out this catalog of items available from the NCRTAC. Please contact the RTAC Coordinator at michael.fraley@NCRTAC-WI.org to check out items. 


Wisconsin Department of Health Statewide Trauma Advisory Council recruitment announcement
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking candidates to serve on the STAC. According to Wis. Stat. § 15.197(25), STAC shall consist of the following members who have an interest and expertise in emergency medical services:

  • Four physicians who represent urban and rural areas
  • Two registered nurses, as defined in Wis. Stat. § 146.40(1)(f)
  • Two prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers, including one representative of a municipality
  • Two representatives of a rural hospital
  • Two representatives of an urban hospital
  • One member of the EMS board


STAC currently has openings for two physicians who represents urban and rural areas, and a prehospital EMS provider.

Apply to serve on STAC
To apply, please submit a completed STAC application, letter of interest, and resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to the DHS Trauma Team (DHSTrauma@dhs.wisconsin.gov) by April 3, 2024 at 4 p.m. While the DHS Trauma Program and current STAC members can review all applications, all appointments to STAC are made by the secretary of DHS.

For additional information, or to submit a question related to STAC please contact the DHS Trauma Team (DHSTrauma@dhs.wisconsin.gov).


Wisconsin Department of Health Classification Review Committee Site Reviewer recruitment announcement
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is seeking candidates to serve on the Classification Review Committee (CRC) as a site reviewer. Site reviewers assist with the implementation of the classification process for the State of Wisconsin, which supports and enhances trauma care system development to move towards the ultimate goal of an organized and systematic approach to the care of the injured patient. To accomplish this goal, CRC site reviewers perform site reviews at facilities that have applied to be a level III or IV trauma care facility in accordance with Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 118.

Apply to serve as a CRC Site Reviewer
To apply, please submit a completed site reviewer application, letter of recommendation, and resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to the DHS Trauma Team (DHSTrauma@dhs.wisconsin.gov) by April 3, 2024 at 4 p.m. Applicants should have experience as an emergency department physician, trauma surgeon, and/or trauma program manager and have completed at least one American College of Surgeons or DHS site review.

For additional information, or to submit a question related to CRC site reviewers, please contact the DHS Trauma Team (DHSTrauma@dhs.wisconsin.gov).


NCRTAC Trauma Conference 2024 Posted

Registratration for the NCRTAC Trauma Conference 2024 is OPEN and the brochure is POSTED. Click HERE for more information.

Healthy Aging Grants Legislation

Healthy Aging Grants (HAG) legislation has been introduced in both the state Senate (SB 407 - referred to the Senate Health Committee) and state Assembly (AB 418 - referred to the Assembly Health, Aging & Long-Term Care Committee) with 17 legislators in support. This legislation would provide $378,000 in annual funding for 2 years to support the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging's (WIHA's) Falls Free Wisconsin initiative as well as the delivery of evidence-based health promotion programs and practices. View a briefing prepared by WIHA HERE.  Consider contacting your legislator about these bills.

WI Trauma Report: 2022 Year in Review


The purpose of this report is to inform key partners, including the Wisconsin public, on the trends of traumatic injury throughout Wisconsin. For more information on this report, or to request Wisconsin Trauma Registry data, contact the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Trauma Team. All data for this report is from Wisconsin’s Trauma Registry and meets the Trauma Registry Inclusion Criteria as found in the Wisconsin State Trauma Registry Data Dictionary. Only hospitals with trauma level classifications are required to submit data to Wisconsin’s Trauma Registry.

Please view the Wisconsin Trauma Report: 2022 Year in Review HERE.

2022 EMS and Falls in WI Report

The purpose of this report is to inform key partners, including the Wisconsin public, on the trends of falls seen by EMS throughout Wisconsin. Data in this report are from both the Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System (WARDS) and the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). All EMS Services and Fire Services report into these systems. For questions related to the 2022 EMS and Falls in Wisconsin report, please reach out to dhsemssmail@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

Please view the 2022 EMS and Falls in Wisconsin Report HERE.


NCRTAC Approves updated Bylaws

NCRTAC Approves updated Position Statement on the use of helicopters in EMS.


NCRTAC updates Radiology Position Statement

At the July 2022 general membership meeting, the NCRTAC voted to approve an updated version of the Position Statement on Radiologic Studies Before Transfer of Critically Injured Patients. The statement has also been endorsed by the trauma medical directors at each of the Level II Trauma Centers in the region.


​​​​Additional Resources Available for Stop the Bleed Courses


The RTAC recently purchased individual hemorrhage control kits to give away with each class taught. We also have money available to offer modest stipends to instructors if they are not being paid by their employer or other sponsor. Contact Michael.Fraley@NCRTAC-WI.org for more details.