Southern Minnesota Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (SMRTAC)
Welcome to the SMRTAC Website
SMRTAC is a collaborative effort of the Southeastern and South Central EMS regions’ trauma providers organized from the statewide trauma system. SMRTAC was approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Health in December 2009. As SMRTAC continues to collaborate on our mission of decreasing morbidity and mortality of trauma patients in our region, it is our goal to provide an up to date informational website. On this site you will find meeting minutes from the various subcommittees and the SMRTAC, educational information, links to some great resources, a calendar of upcoming SMRTAC events, and even some nice pictures taken of various agencies throughout our region. Please review the calendar for updated regional events.
SMRTAC Meeting – Thursday, April 9, 2015
MnDOT Headquarters, Owatonna
SMRTAC is a collaborative effort of the Southeastern and South Central EMS regions’ trauma providers organized from the statewide trauma system. SMRTAC was approved by the Minnesota Commissioner of Health in December 2009.
For information regarding SMRTAC please visit their website: www.smrtac.org
Next meeting April 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
MnDOT Headquarters, 1010 21st Avenue NW, Owatonna, MN
- Subcommittee Meetings Pending
- 11:30 Non-Accidental Trauma in Pediatrics, Presented by Arne H. Graff, MD
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Participate remotely by clicking on our LIVE VIDEO tab
Conference Call-In 1-866-365-4406 / access code 5383740
Coming up: 2015 SMRTAC Dates – June 11, August 13, October 8, December 10
Planning & Training for Active Violence/Shooter Event – APRIL
This course addresses Active Violence/Shooter scenarios
(also known as a “Code Silver”) and focuses on situations
where a person with a gun is inflicting or threatening to
harm healthcare staff, patients or visitors.
Active violence/shooter events unfold quickly leaving facilities
with little time to respond and mitigate the scenario;
these scenarios present unique challenges to healthcareplanning,
training and exercises.
This course is intended for those responsible for Active Violence/
Shooter scenario planning. These individuals may include
members of emergency preparedness committees,
safety staff, security personnel, risk managers, and human
resource managers. Flyer/Registration Form: COMING SOON
April 22: South Central College, North Mankato, MN
April 23: New Ulm Event Center, New Ulm, MN
Questions please contact Lavida Gingrich at 515-341-0570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern MN Regional Trauma Foundation (SMRTF) is designated as a non-profit organization!
The Internal Revenue Service has designated the Foundation as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Regional Practice Management Guidelines Approved!
Through the state’s designation visits, there were several consistent practice inconsistencies identified and SMRTAC, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Trauma Centers at the October 13th Performance Improvement Seminar held in Welch MN, the participants developed these guidelines. SMRTAC’s goal with these PMGs is to share guidance in standardization of trauma care in our region. Please review these PMGs, use as a reference for PMGs in your trauma care, and provide feedback. SMRTAC will provide education, implementation, and monitoring of these guidelines. The guidelines are listed in the left hand column under SMRTAC.
The Pediatric Subcommittee has approved a suggested list of pediatric specific equipment list for the care of the injured pediatric patient. Other resources such as normal vital signs and pediatric GCS are also nmow available as a reference. Please review the links found in the Pediatric Subcommittee folder on this page. Any suggestions or comments are welcome and will be communicated with the Co-Chairs of this committee that are posted via the comment link on this page.