NCRTAC Kicks Off Stop the Bleed Campaign


The NCRTAC kicked off its participation in the Stop-the-Bleed campaign in November by hosting a train-the-trainer session. the campaign and the associated B-Con class is intended to train and equip the general public to act quickly to stop life-threatening hemorrhage. 

After completing the "provider" course and registering on the ACS BleedingControl.org website, any healthcare provider can be an instructor. The NCRTAC has created Stop the Bleed training kits with hemorrhage control training manikins and supplies that member organizations can check out to conduct their own courses.


​Contact Michael.Fraley@NCRTAC-WI.org for more information or to set up a class.




North Central RTAC Meeting Schedule


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


2022 Meetings

  • May 19 - Online Only
  • July 21 - Marshfield Medical Center
  • Sept 15 - Aspirus Wausau Hospital
  • Dec 1 - Marshfield Medical Center



News

NCRTAC Offers Member Project Grants


The NCRTAC has $10,000 available to be awarded as project grants to NCRTAC EMS, hospitals and other member organizations.

The grant funds can be used for any project that helps the NCRTAC meet its mission of reducing the death, disability and suffering that result from traumatic injuries and mass casualty events by providing a comprehensive and integrated system of regional prevention and trauma care resources throughout the continuum of care. Priority will be given to projects that are a collaborative effort by one or more organizations and those that have a regional impact. Download the application HERE.​​


Applications are due June 10.


DHS Releases 2020 Trauma Year in Review


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:

  • Our Lady of Victory Hospital - Platinum
  • Saint Michael’s Hospital of Stevens Point - Platinum
  • Marshfield Medical Center - Neillsville - Platinum
  • Aspirus Medford Hospital - Bronze


​​NCRTAC approved new position statement on spinal motion restriction


At the March regular meeting the NCRTAC general membership approved the position statement: Spinal Motion Restriction in the Trauma Patient. The statement endorses the recently published Joint Position Statement by the same name from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the National Association of EMS Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians. The statement highlights changes in the way patients are cared for in the pre-hospital setting when there is concern or spinal injury. Besides endorsing the Joint Position Statement, the NCRTAC also recognizes that implementation of it requires training, protocols, quality assurance, communication, documentation and attention to patient care priorities. Check out the NCRTAC position statement for more details.


​​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.