Attend injury prevention events like Buck for Belts, bike helmets, SafeKids, day on the farm, safe sleep workshops, or work on your strength exercises. Take a Stop the Bleed class. And please, don’t text and drive.
Trauma regions are a designated set of counties. Kansas has 6 trauma regions.
A designated set of counties. Kansas has 6 EMS regions (Pro tip: EMS regions are the same as the trauma regions). Hooray, you live in a Trauma and EMS region! The more you know!
Regional Trauma Councils
Every medical practitioner or injury prevention advocate in the region who is interested in trauma. That means you, no matter what position you hold. If you’re interested in trauma, you count as “General Membership” for the Regional Trauma Council. That means you get to participate in meetings, elect your representatives, attend free CE events, and receive our awesome newsletter packed with free resources.
Regional Trauma Council Executive Committee (RTCs)
Each Regional Trauma Council has an executive committee consisting of 12 members representing each part of the continuum of care. The executive committee makes decisions for your trauma region in terms of opportunity, funding, and work to be done. As a general member - you can run for these seats.
Hospital staff in charge of coding and data entry. You enter case information in the Trauma Registry.
You also have your very own community of practice called the User Group that meets quarterly prior to registry submission deadlines. Struggling with data entry? Can’t seem to pull the report your program manager wants? We’re here for you. Bring your questions to us and we’ll be with you every step.
Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECCs)
Injured kids can be scary. You’re the person in a hospital or an EMS service who wants to make sure a parent's worst day gets better. Focusing on making sure your hospital or service is ready for the littlest of patients can make you the hero in someone’s story.
Learn more about Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators.
Trauma Program Managers (TPMs)
TPMs are a hospital’s nurse or advanced practitioner that heads up their trauma program. You’re the one that’s going to lead the charge on your hospital achieving trauma center designation and then growing your program from there.
We know it’s hard work. We know you wear a lot of hats. So we created Lifeline, a community of practice just for you. Better yet - it’s a podcast. So listen at your own pace, in your own time, and as many times as you need.
Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a program that prioritizes the needs of our youngest community members. Focusing on getting hospitals and services pediatric ready, EMSC develops education and resources, as well as grants, and PERK awards in recognition of pediatric readiness efforts. Are you passionate about helping kids? This program is for you.
Trauma Medical Directors and clinicians, gather with your peers to look at trauma data and make inclusion decisions. Feel like you need some support? Your fellow physicians and practitioners are here for you every quarter like clockwork.
Advisory Committee on Trauma (ACT)
The Advisory Committee on Trauma (ACT) is our advisory board. Are you a part of a professional association? Check the seats on the board and let your association know you are interested in being appointed. Who wouldn’t want the bird’s eye view of the game-plan?
The EMSC Board is invested in pediatric care and oversees our EMSC program. They listen to the national conversations and then let us know where Kansas needs to focus its efforts.