Volume 2 - March 2019
State Trauma Program Updates
State Trauma Program to Host AIS-15 / ISS Course
The Wyoming Trauma Program is busy preparing for an upcoming AIS-15/ISS Course this summer. The dates are currently tentative as we are in the process of getting permission and we have put a contract out that will need to work its way through the state system (we will be keeping you all updated on this process as it continues.) 

That being said, please mark your calendars for June 4-6, 2019 in Casper. The Wyoming Trauma Program and the Wyoming Healthcare Preparedness Program have teamed up to pay for each student to attend the course. Meals and breaks will be provided and fully paid for by the WTP and WHPP. This values at approximately $900.00/ student.  

We will be providing more information as we have it, at this point we really just need you to mark your calendars. 

If you have any questions regarding this course, please don't hesitate to contact Kelli Perrotti at  kelli.perrotti@wyo.gov
New and Improved Trauma Program Website
We have spent time over the last few months making our website more user friendly and resourceful. You are encouraged to take a look at the material available to you. There are resources that may help you in using the Patient Registry, tips on how to prepare for a site review, information on the Trauma Rules revision that is in progress and much more. Please click the link below and you will be redirected to the Trauma Program website.

If you have any questions regarding the website, please contact the Trauma Program staff WTP Manager, Kelli Perrotti, at kelli.perrotti@wyo.gov or WTP Specialist, Aundrea Moore, at aundrea.moore1@wyo.gov.
Updates to the Trauma Program Rules
We are in the process of revising the rules for the Wyoming Trauma Program. An in-depth revision is needed to correct both minor things (like typographical and grammatical errors) and major things (such as aligning Wyoming standards with the new American College of Surgeons standards.) This project will take more than a year to complete, and we need your help! We would like your input with regard to the rules. While we anticipate multiple opportunities for you to provide feedback, this form is your first opportunity to participate in the process. This survey will remain available to you through the duration of the process, and you may comment as many times as you would like. Please click on the link below to access the Trauma Rules Revision Survey and provide your opinion as it relates to the Trauma Program rules in Wyoming.
Trauma Registry Updates
As you start to document your patient charts within the Trauma Patient Registry for patients admitted on or after January 1, 2019 you may notice that the registry has been updated to a new version and there are some changes that have occurred. That being said, don't panic! We are aware that this may be a learning curve and it will take some time to adjust to the changes.

Also please keep in mind that within the registry there are many resources that may be of use to you whether you need some assistance with writing reports or you would like more direction as it relates to the tabs in the registry. These resources can be found by selecting the drop down "more" in the upper left hand corner of the registry. Once you have selected the drop down, go ahead and select "help." You will then be redirected to ImageTrend University where you will be able to find many different resources as previously mentioned.

If you have any questions regarding the Trauma Patient Registry, please don't hesitate to reach out for assistance to WTP Manager, Kelli Perrotti, at kelli.perrotti@wyo.gov.
Windows 7 Software Update to Effect the Trauma Registry
Within less than a year from now, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows 7. Specifically after January 14, 2020 Windows 7 will become an insecure operating system. This means that Windows 7 should not be used for the Trauma Patient Registry after January 14, 2020.

Agencies need to begin planning for this by moving from a Windows 7 operating system environment to Windows 10. Windows 10 can be purchased directly from Microsoft or your Information Technology department may have licenses available too. From experience, it is recommend to perform a clean install of Windows 10 versus upgrading from a previous operating system.

Everyone, without exception, working in medicine is entrusted to keep patient's electronic medical records safe.

Please click on the link below for some more tips on computer security. If you have any questions or comments regarding the Windows 7 update, please contact Jay Ostby, at jay.ostby@wyo.gov.
What's Happening in Trauma?
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Hosts Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center did a great job in hosting Wyoming's second 10th Edition Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course on February 22-23, 2019. Course Co Coordinators Tammy Krell and Deb Lacey along with the students in the class seemed to enjoy the hands on learning and the new structure of the course. It seems that participation prior to the course (reading the book) and participation over the duration of the 2 day course are both crucial to being successful in the 10th Edition ATLS Course.

The ATLS program was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACSCOT). This program is designed to teach a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. Additionally, if you don't treat trauma patients frequently, an ATLS course may provide an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.

If you missed the opportunity to take part in the 10th Edition ATLS Course, you can keep an eye out for upcoming courses by clicking on the link below. This link will redirect you to the American College of Surgeons website where you will be able to look up an ATLS course near you.
UPCOMING EVENTS!
49th Annual EMS Trauma Conference
The 49th Annual EMS Trauma Conference will take place on August 14-17, 2019. The Trauma Program staff would like to inform you of this years Trauma Coordinator Meeting to be held on August 14, 2019. The Trauma Coordinator meeting will take place at the Little America Hotel. Further details will be provided as the date gets closer. Please mark your calendars and book your hotel for this event before it is too late!

If you have any questions regarding the Trauma Coordinator Meeting or the EMS Trauma Conference, please contact WTP Manager, Kelli Perrotti, at kelli.perrotti@wyo.gov.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Course Group Crisis Intervention
´╗┐Hosted by Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Jackie Crowley, Sheridan Memorial Hospital Trauma Coordinator, has announced that they will be hosting the Critical Incident Stress Management Course Group Crisis Intervention on May 20-21, 2019 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

This course is designed to provide basic education on Group Intervention Techniques for Emergency Responders. Curriculum is consistent with Group Crisis Intervention education supported by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

Please click on the link below for additional information regarding this course.
We Want to Hear from You!
Your ideas are important! If you have an event coming up or if you have anything you would like to share in an upcoming newsletter, please email WTP Specialist, Aundrea Moore, at aundrea.moore1@wyo.gov.