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SMRTAC Meeting Dates

Meetings are generally held in Owatonna, MN

  • October 9, 2014 Mankato, MN
  • December 18, 2014 HyVee

 

SMRTAC PMGs

 

STAC Meeting Dates

All meetings held at Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Street N in Shoreview.  Wedell Community Room.

  • December 9, 2014

 


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.

 

Trauma Performance Improvement Forum: Putting the Puzzle Together Using Data to Guide your PI & Injury Prevention Initiatives

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Country Inn & Suites, Mankato

With the great success of our first series of Performance Improvement (PI) seminars, we are offering additional seminars focusing on regional data collection and use of data to improve trauma care across the region.  This seminar will focus on complete trauma records and data points necessary to guide performance improvement and injury prevention initiatives. 

This program is a collaborative effort between the Southern Minnesota Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (SMRTAC) and Mayo Clinic Trauma Centers.   The intended audience is all staff responsible for regional trauma performance improvement and injury prevention programs, implementation and monitoring.

 

We are pleased to be able to offer the
knowledge and experience of
Michael Sutherland, MD, FACS, FCCP and
Ms. Kathleen Martin, MSN, RN.

 

Registration is open! Open this BROCHURE for program details, registration and hotel information.

Registration Form

Contact Deb Horsman or Sherrie Lejcher for additional information.

 

 

SMRTAC Meeting - Thursday, October 9, 2014
C
ountry Inn & Suites in Mankato

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 October 9, 2014, 8:00am
Country Inn & Suites, Mankato, MN

If you plan to attend the Trauma PI Forum and stay the night to attend SMRTAC, reserve your room before September 19 to receive the $78 standard room rate.  A room block has been extended to include October 8, ask for the "PI Forum" group rate. 

 

Pre-Meeting Education: Plan to attend the Trauma PI Forum on October 7!!

Subcommittee Meetings: TBD

Regular Session:
8:00am-10:00am
Agenda Pending

 

Participate remotely by clicking on our LIVE VIDEO tab!

 

Coming up: December 18 meeting to be held in the HyVee Club Room, 1670 Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

 

 

Southern MN Regional Trauma Foundation (SMRTF) has  been approved!

The Foundation has been approved.  Please join us at the next meeting to hear all about what this means SMRTAC region.

 

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.

 

Pediatric Resources

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.