Advisory Committee on Trauma

The 1999 Legislature created the Advisory Committee on Trauma (ACT), generally following the recommendations in the 1998 Plan (K.S.A. 75-5664). The ACT is advisory to the Secretary of Health and Environment on the development and implementation of a statewide trauma system. The ACT is composed of 24 members including representation from physician organizations, the hospital association, the state nurse association, and EMS organizations. Of the 24 members, two are legislators, one is a representative of KDHE and one is a representative of the Board of Emergency Medical Services. Members of the committee have significant expertise and commitment to EMS and Trauma Care, and represent both urban and rural interests. The ACT is charged with directing the development and implementation of the Kansas trauma system, including:

  1. Take a lead role in development of a statewide template for injury prevention.
     
  2. Provide oversight and guidance to the RTC (Regional Trauma Councils) for system evaluation, education and training programs, and public education and prevention strategies.
     
  3. Monitor availability of resources statewide, assure compliance with system standards, and work in conjunction with the KDHE to develop a process for review of trauma care.
     
  4. Evaluate patient care outcomes at a system level.
     
  5. Develop a process to assure trauma centers outside the State of Kansas are fully incorporated into the Kansas Trauma Plan to assure access and mutual aide programs are in place.
     
  6. Analyze the impact and results of the system and make recommendations for change as appropriate to assure quality outcomes.
     
  7. Assist KDHE in developing and monitoring legislative initiatives as appropriate.
     
  8. Identify funding sources for all aspects of the emergency medical and trauma system.

 

MS PowerPoint Presentation
Click here to view General Presentation |

The Harris Poll, Trauma Systems 2005|

Hospital Resource Criteria for Level III  (pdf)

The Full BIS Report  (pdf)

Summary of the BIS Assessment: Top 10 Priorities  (pdf)

 

Meeting Minutes

Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting Schedule

DATE TIME LOCATION
02/05/14 10:00 – 3:00 PM Kansas Medical Society
05/07/14 10:00 – 3:00 PM Kansas Medical Society
08/20/14 10:00 – 3:00 PM Kansas Medical Society
11/05/14 10:00 – 3:00 PM Kansas Medical Society

 

Advisory Council on Trauma Members
 
Name
 
Organization
 
Dr. Paul Harrison (Chairperson) KMS
Dr. Craig Concannon KMS
Dr. Roy Danks KAOM
Ms. Carol Perry KHA
Dr. Bryon McNeil KHA
Ms. Nancy Zimmerman KHA
Ms. Darlene Whitlock KSNA
Ms. Debra Pile KSNA
Mr. John Ralston KEMTA
Mr. James Higgins KEMSA
Mr. Dennis Mauk EMS Adm.
Mr. John Hultgren EMS Adm
Ms. Cathy Heikes SW RTC Rep.
Ms. Kris Hill SC RTC Rep.
Ms. Patricia Lucke SE RTC Rep.
Dr. Michael Machen NW RTC Rep.
Dr. Jake Breeding NC RTC Rep.
Dr. James Longabaugh NE RTC Rep.
Designees  
Dr. Dennis Allin (Vice Chairperson) Board of EMS
Legislators  
Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook Chair, Public Health and Welfare
Senator Laura Kelly Ranking Minority Member,
Public Health and Welfare
Representative Dave Crum Chairperson, Health and Human Services Committee 
Representative Jim Ward Ranking Minority Member,
Health and Human Services Committee