All meetings are 9:00 am - Noon unless otherwise noted.
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 email@example.com.
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 changes standing meeting date
Beginning in January 2023, the NCRTAC standing general membership meeting will change to the second Thursday of odd months. We will still meet from 9:00 am to Noon. For 2023 our meetings will be:
NCRTAC to approve updated TXA Position Statement
At the December 2022 general membership meeting, the NCRTAC membership will vote to approve an updated position statement on the administration of tranexamic acid (TXA). The position statement includes hospital and prehospital administration of TXA for major trauma patients with suspected ongoing significant hemorrhage. CLICK HERE to view the DRAFT of the position statement.
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.
DHS Releases 2021 Trauma Year in Review
2021 saw a return to traumatic injury trends more in line with what was seen before the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of the challenges due to the pandemic remained, compounding those challenges inherent to trauma systems. Trauma staff, like you, in the
Wisconsin Trauma Care System rose to these challenges. We are grateful for the quality of care provided and dedication to performance improvement shown by the Wisconsin Trauma Care System. If you have any further questions or suggestions for information that should be included in future editions, please let us know.DHS has produced a 10-page report highlighting facts and trends in data submitted to the Wisconsin Trauma Registry. The report breaks data down by demographics, mechanisms, counties, admissions and several other categories. The data displayed in tables and graphs for easy viewing. The reports are also contrasted to the 2019 data-set. Click HERE to download the report.
The report also recognizes hospitals for reporting timeliness. Congratulations to the following NCRTAC hospitals:
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.