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