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Paul B. Harrison, MD, FACS Chair Governor’s Advisory Committee on Trauma. Kansas Trauma Program Update. Trauma Program Update 2003. Where we’ve been Where we’re going. Trauma Facts. Injuries remain a leading cause of death in Kansas Major public health problem

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Kansas trauma program update

Paul B. Harrison, MD, FACS

Chair

Governor’s Advisory Committee on Trauma

Kansas Trauma Program Update


Trauma program update 2003

Trauma Program Update 2003

  • Where we’ve been

  • Where we’re going


Trauma facts

Trauma Facts

  • Injuries remain a leading cause of death in Kansas

  • Major public health problem

  • MVC and firearms account for over half of all injury deaths

  • Average of 4 people a day die in Kansas from trauma


What is a trauma system definition

What is a Trauma System?Definition

  • ….an organized, coordinated approach to facilitating & coordinating a multi-disciplinary system response to injured patients

  • Seamless transition between each phase of care

  • Involves public & private partnerships


What is a trauma system characteristics

What Is A Trauma System? Characteristics

  • Regionalized, making efficient use of facilities/resources

  • Based on unique requirements of the population

  • Emphasizes prevention as part of community health

  • Ability to expand to meet the medical needs of the community from man-made or natural disaster


Continuum of care

Continuum of Care:

  • Injury Prevention

  • EMS field

  • Surgical

  • ICU/ In-Patient

  • Mental Health

  • Social Services

  • Primary Care

  • Rehabilitation


Kansas milestones in trauma

Kansas Milestones in Trauma:

  • 1993: KDHE Injury Program funded

  • 1994: NHTSA assessment done in KS

  • 1995: Partnership formed; KDHE, KHA, KMS & EMS

  • 1995: KHF provides funding for trauma plan

  • 1996-97: Kansas EMS/Trauma Plan written


Kansas milestones in trauma1

Kansas Milestones in Trauma:

  • 1999: Legislation passed authorizing development of a state trauma system

  • 2000: Members appointed to the State Advisory Committee on Trauma “ACT”

  • 2001: Kansas Trauma Plan is presented to the legislature


Kansas trauma system 2002

Kansas Trauma System: 2002

  • Trauma Registry- data collection

  • Trauma Education

  • Regional Trauma Councils


Plans for 2003

Plans for 2003:

  • Trauma Registry:

    • Continued training/education on registry software

    • All hospitals reporting data 2/04

  • Trauma Education:

    • Increase number of trauma education classes

  • Regional Trauma Councils:

    • Address local issues

    • Identify resources/needs within region


Trauma registry

Trauma Registry:

  • Trauma Registry software & training provided free to hospitals

  • First download of data to state registry: 2/03

  • All hospitals to be reporting data by 2/04

  • Data Dictionary Published

  • Registry subcommittee formed 3/03

  • Sherry Davis, Coordinator


Trauma education

Trauma Education:

  • Contract with the “Consortium for Improvement of Trauma Education”

  • ATLS, PHTLS, TNCC classes subsidized

    • 201 Health care professionals trained in 2002

  • Kay Swietek, Coordinator

    • 785-233-7436

    • [email protected]


Regional trauma councils

Regional Trauma Councils:

  • 6 regional trauma councils established

  • Kendra Tinsley, Regional Trauma Council Coordinator hired 8/02

  • Priorities have been to establish:

    • Subcommittees

    • Bylaws

    • Assessment of regional needs


Current status other

Current Status: other

  • Kansas awarded EMS/Trauma System Grant

    • Statewide needs assessment survey for emergency medical dispatch

    • Survey to be distributed in May, 2003

    • Regional reports will be developed


Regional trauma councils1

Regional Trauma Councils:

  • Fundamental Questions

    • What are the causes of trauma & how can they be prevented?

    • Is the region’s trauma system readily accessible?

    • Is the system efficient & effective?

    • What is needed to improve the system?


Advisory committee on trauma

Advisory Committee on Trauma:

  • 24 member committee representing both urban & rural areas

  • Appointed by the Governor

  • Advise KDHE on development & implementation of a trauma system

  • Meet at least 4 times/ year


2003 meeting dates

2003 Meeting dates:

  • Open to the public

    • February 19, 2003

    • May 28, 2003

    • August 27, 2003

    • November 19, 2003


Kansas trauma program update

Visit the Kansas Trauma Program

on the Web at:

www.kdhe.state.ks.us/olrh

Or

http://krhis.kdhe.state.ks.us/


Kansas trauma program update

Trauma Program

  • Program Overview

  • State Trauma Plan

    • Trauma Plan (.pdf)

  • Advisory Council

  • Regional Councils

    • North West Council

    • North Central Council

    • North East Council

    • South West Council

    • South Central Council

    • South East Council

  • Trauma Education

    • Education Courses Available

  • Trauma Links

  • Trauma Registry

    • Registry Overview

    • Registry Case Criteria

    • Data Dictionary (pdf)

    • State Required Data Elements (pdf)

    • Kansas Trauma Registry Subcommittee

    • Kansas Collector Users Group

    • Registry Reports

    • Helpful Forms and Documents


Trauma systems do save lives

Trauma Systems do save lives

Thank you!


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