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1 South West Kansas Regional Trauma Council KDHE Advisory Committee on Trauma

2 Kansas Trauma System 1980’s: Planning 1980’s: Planning 1999: Legislation 1999: Legislation  K.S.A et seq.  Advisory Committee on Trauma (ACT) 2001: Kansas Trauma System Plan 2001: Kansas Trauma System Plan

3 Why do we need a trauma system?

4 Trauma in Kansas Leading cause of death in Kansans under age 44 Leading cause of death in Kansans under age 44 MVC and falls account for over 50% of all injury deaths MVC and falls account for over 50% of all injury deaths

5 SW Region 2002 Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics 2002 KSDOT

6 2003 KBI Meth Statistics

7 Why do we need a trauma system?

8 CDC Injury Report: Prevention services Prevention services Regionalized Trauma Systems Regionalized Trauma Systems

9 What Is A Trauma System? Regionalized Regionalized Efficient use of facilities/resources based on unique requirements of the population Efficient use of facilities/resources based on unique requirements of the population Emphasizes prevention as part of community health Emphasizes prevention as part of community health Able to expand to meet the medical needs of the community in times of disaster Able to expand to meet the medical needs of the community in times of disaster Characteristics

10 An Inclusive Trauma Care System

11 The Role of Trauma Centers Most severely injured Most severely injured Level I: Provide full range of range of services and has research responsibility Level I: Provide full range of range of services and has research responsibility Level II: Similar level of clinical services and community based Level II: Similar level of clinical services and community based Level III, IV: General surgery capability, includes emergency services capability Level III, IV: General surgery capability, includes emergency services capability

12 Trauma Centers in the United States ▲ Level I ■ Level II

13 Kansas Trauma System mission: Reduce the number of preventable injury deaths Reduce the number of preventable injury deaths Improve outcomes from traumatic injury Improve outcomes from traumatic injury Reduce medical costs through appropriate use of resources Reduce medical costs through appropriate use of resources

14 Regional Trauma Councils Population: 152,623Staffed Beds: 556 Hospitals: 18Counties: 18 Total Area: 14,811 square miles NC SC

15 Rural Characteristics Effect CareDiscoveryInjury EMS Called EMS Arrives Hospital

16 Regional Trauma Councils SWKRTC was formed on March 28, SWKRTC was formed on March 28, 2002.

17 The SWKRTC First Tasks: Setting up the Infrastructure First Tasks: Setting up the Infrastructure  Executive Committee Formed  2 Physicians  2 Hospital Administrators  2 Nurses  2 EMS representatives  1 Health Department Representative

18 General Membership Voting members from the 5 disciplines Voting members from the 5 disciplines Can be involved in subcommittees Can be involved in subcommittees Education: Brad Sisk Education: Brad Sisk Communications: Jeff Landgraf Communications: Jeff Landgraf Regional Trauma Planning: Cathy Heikes Regional Trauma Planning: Cathy Heikes

19 General Membership Vacancies Hospitals designate: 1 Hospital Administrator 1 Hospital Administrator 1 Physician 1 Physician 1 Nurse 1 Nurse Health Departments designate: 1 Representative 1 Representative EMS providers designate: 2 Representative 2 Representative

20 Regional Trauma Plans Develop plan to support the Kansas Trauma System Plan. Develop plan to support the Kansas Trauma System Plan. Regionally specific Regionally specific

21 Funding The State Trauma Program receives funding from Moving Violations The State Trauma Program receives funding from Moving Violations  Kendra Tinsley, Trauma Program Coordinator Regions have received $6,000 funding for regional plan development Regions have received $6,000 funding for regional plan development Regions will receive about $17,000 for EMD education Regions will receive about $17,000 for EMD education

22 Data Collection 2003 Communications Survey 2003 Communications Survey  SWKRTC had 17 agencies respond EMD Education Survey EMD Education Survey 2004 Trauma Patient Capabilities Survey 2004 Trauma Patient Capabilities Survey

23 Trauma Registry 17 of the 18 Facilities Trained 17 of the 18 Facilities Trained  7 submitted data for Q  6 submitted data for Q  7 submitted data for Q  6 submitted data for Q Trauma Registry Training Trauma Registry Training  Eric Cook-Wiens,

24 For More Information Kendra Tinsley Regional Trauma Council Support , ext. 385

25 Kansas Trauma Program KDHE Web Site: Includes up-to-date information on RTC & ACT activities including minutes etc. Rosanne Rutkowski, Trauma Program Director

26 Kansas Trauma Program Sign up for the trauma program notices specific to your region at Sign up for the trauma program notices specific to your region at

27 Questions?


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