WWW.NEWRTAC.ORG
Wisconsin's Trauma website
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/trauma
DHS-Hospital Preparedness Website
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/preparedness/hospital/index.htm
Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients
Morbidity and Mortality Report by the CDC
Upcoming Schedule of Events
Date Time Event
01/21/15 5;00pm Aurora BayCare
04/15/15 5;00pm Aurora BayCare
07/15/15 9:00am  St Vincent Hospital
10/21/15 5:00pm  Aurora BayCare

2014-2015 Regional Meeting location:
Sports Medicine Complex - Upstairs in conference rooms.        (To be announced)

1160 Kepler Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311

Teleconference Information:
Telephone number: 414-383-6901

Meeting ID Number: 001789     

St Vincent Directions
 
 
HFS 118  System Administrative Rule

HFS 118 Trauma System Administrative Rule.pdf 

                                      What is RTAC?

ARTICLE I – PURPOSE 

The North East Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council (NEWRTAC) is empowered by the State Trauma Advisory Council (STAC) as an essential component of the infrastructure of the Wisconsin Statewide Trauma Care System responsible for protocol development, education, data analysis and performance improvement. The enabling legislation is WI 1997 Act 154 with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) serving as the lead agency for plan development and implementation.  

ARTICLE II – MISSION 

The North East Wisconsin RTAC is dedicated to designing, implementing, and evaluating a regional trauma system that is data-based, confidential, and sensitive to the needs, limitations, and resources of this area. Our focus is on injury prevention, reducing the severity of injuries, and decreasing the number of deaths. Our objective is to optimize the quality of care and outcomes for all trauma patients. The patient is the focus of this organization. We also believe that education of trauma providers on all levels is essential.  

Traumatic injuries increase the demand on Wisconsin’s healthcare resources. A fourth of all Emergency Department visits are related to traumatic injuries. In 2002, there were 934 injury-related hospitalizations per 100,000.

 
      Because trauma is a disease affecting all ages of people, the impact on life years lost is equal to the life years lost from cancer, heart disease and HIV combined.

Finkelstein, E.A., Corso, P.S., & Miller, T.R. The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injuries in the United States.

Injury Mechanism

2012

(% records)

2013

(% records)

2014

(% records)

Motor vehicle

22.8

20.8

22.2

Motorcycle

5.3

4.3

5.0

Pedestrian

1.8

1.1

1.5

Gunshot

0.5

1.5

1.2

Stabbing

1.8

1.8

1.8

Fall

53.5

55.7

51.9

Other

14.3

14.2

16.2

Unknown

0

0.6

0.2

Dave Taylor, CCEMT-P, FP-C
NEWRTAC Coordinator

Cell: (920)373-1083

Email: newrtac@gmail.com

 

   

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