The Northwest Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council (NWWIRTAC) is the largest of seven designated trauma regions in Wisconsin.

With a focus of improving the trauma care delivery system in northwest Wisconsin, NWWIRTAC is a key stakeholder in our coalition.

Our Three AREAS

The Regional Trauma Advisory Council of Northwest Wisconsin is comprised of all entities that are involved in the care, treatment, and transportation of trauma patients within the 15 counties that makeup our service area. Northwest Wisconsin is a very diversified area that can be separated in three distinct geographical areas because of population density and referral patterns to their nearest Level 1 Trauma Centers. The mission of the NWWIRTAC is to ensure open communication and cooperation along the vital chain of survival for the citizens who live, work, and play in Northwest Wisconsin.

Calendar

WHA Hospital Emergency Preparedness Conference: Ready to Respond
September 20 • Sheraton Inn Madison

4th CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care
September 29 • St. Paul, MN

Trauma Certified RN Exam Review
October 5 - 6 • Janesville, WI

Time Critical Tactics: LifeLink III Conference
October 6 - 7 • St. Cloud, MN

WI EMS Association Service Director Workshop
October 10 • 4:45 - 9 PM • Iron River Community Center, Iron River, WI

Critical Care and Emergency Symposium
October 19 • 8 AM - 4:30 PM • Mayo Clinic Health System- Eau Claire

Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)
October 31 - November 1 • Spooner DNR Building

13th Annual EMS/Fire Conference
November 3 - 5 • Lake Geneva

2017 Trends in Emergency Care
November 3 • Gundersen Health System, La Crosse

EMR Refresher with Advanced Skills
January 19 • Anson Fire Department, Jim Falls, WI

Meeting Minutes

Executive Council
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Chippewa Valley
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Lake Superior
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St. Croix Valley
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The NWWIRTAC is committed to improving trauma care in northwest Wisconsin. This past year we worked toward this goal by providing educational scholarships to EMS personnel and hospital staff for classes such as Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Car Seat Passenger Safety Technician Course, and the UW Hospital Emergency and Trauma Care Conference.

We review the trauma data and statistics for our region and strive to prevent injury by providing equipment and supplies to the community such as:

Life Vest Loaner Boards
As part of the Kids Don't Float campaign, four DNR life vest loaner boards were completed in 2015 by Eagle Scout candidate Sam Reams and two in 2014 by Eagle Scout candidate Will Blake. Both Scouts belong to Troop 77 in Chippewa Falls. The loaner boards can be found at Altoona Beach, Ray's Beach on Lake Wissota, Riverview Park, Lake Holcombe, Coon Fork, and Half-moon Beach.

Replacement Car Seats for Emergency Departments
We equipped emergency departments in our regions with replacement car seats to give families in the event of a car crash.

Helmet Giveaway
We purchase and distribute bike helmets to local law enforcement and emergency departments to be given away at their discretion to patients, children, etc.

Reflectors for Amish Buggies
We purchase and distribute reflective harnesses and leg bands for horses to Amish communities to increase visibility of Amish buggies.

Increasing Awareness About the Risk of Falls in Senior Communities
We printed placemats to educate about the risk of falls and prevention for Senior Centers and Faith Communities.