​​North Central RTAC Meeting Schedule


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


2024 Meetings

  • July 11 - Zoom Only
  • September 12 - Marshfield Medical Center
  • November 14 - Zoom Only


News

NCRTAC Offers Incentive to EMS services for EMS-Children Survey

All EMS agencies (transporting EMS and first responders) recently received an invitation to participate in the National Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project survey from EMS for Children. The NCRTAC supports the EMS-C and this important survey and encourages all services to complete the survey.

To help increase participation in our region, the NCRTAC is offering services that complete the National Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project survey from EMS for Children a chance to win one of four $250 grants to be used on pediatric-related supplies, equipment or training. After the survey closes on July 31, we will be given the list of services that completed the survey and will do a random drawing. 

More information about the survey and a link to the site is below. You can also download and print off the survey to review the questions and collect your answers before entering the data on the website.

Thanks for helping EMS for Children!​


National Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project has launched!
 
Emergency medical services (EMS) and fire rescue agencies across Wisconsin can now participate in the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP) and complete a pediatric readiness assessment by visiting EMSPedsReady.org. After completing the assessment, you will receive an individualized report to identify where your agency can improve its pediatric care.
The PPRP is the leading joint initiative working to improve prehospital care for acutely ill and injured children across the U.S. It is led by the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program, with support from more than 30 national organizations and stakeholders. 
 
This assessment is an opportunity for prehospital agencies to provide feedback on the areas they need the most support to become pediatric ready. Help inform WI EMSC, and follow the link below to complete the assessment for your agency

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE
  
If there are any questions about the PPRP, email WI ESMC Program Leader, Carissa Brunner.


NCRTAC partners with MSTC to host a Fall EMS Field Training Day

The NCRTAC will be hosting a Fall EMS Field Training Day on Saturday, September 7, 2024 at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. The day will focus on hands-on skills, active participation training and rescue scenarios. More details will be coming soon


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. 

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.