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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
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
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Visit the Kansas Trauma Program

on the Web at:

www.kdhe.state.ks.us/olrh

Or

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

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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
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