State Trauma Program Updates
National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) 2020 Changes
The National Trauma Data Standard is an effort to standardize the data in the National Trauma Data Bank. As you all should be aware, a new updated version of the NTDB Dictionary is released every year.

The Wyoming Trauma Program is in the process of making the necessary changes to comply with the 2020 National Trauma Data Standard. One of the biggest changes will be to the Trauma Inclusion Criteria.

As of January 1, 2020 patients who sustain a traumatic injury that falls within the accepted ICD-10 injury code range within 14 days of their initial hospital encounter, and was transferred from one acute care facility to another acute care facility (regardless of the mode POV, EMS, ect.) meet the NTDS Patient Inclusion Criteria.

The Wyoming Trauma Program will be making changes to the Trauma Inclusion Criteria, the Wyoming Data Dictionary, and the Patient Registry to ensure compliance with the upcoming changes.

If you have any questions regarding changes to the NTDB Dictionary, please contact the Trauma Program staff WTP Manager, Kelli Perrotti, at  or WTP Specialist, Aundrea Brown, at .
Wyoming Trauma Program Participates in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) State Traffic Records Assessment Program (STRAP)
The State Traffic Records Assessment Program (STRAP) is a peer assessment process that is used to evaluate data systems to ensure that complete, accurate, and timely traffic safety data is collected, analyzed, and made available for decision making, which is central to identifying traffic safety problems, and designing countermeasures to reduce injuries and deaths caused by crashes.

During the process for the STRAP the Traffic Records Program Assessment Advisory provides voluntary guidance and describes the ideal traffic records systems from which States can assess their capabilities. Like the 2012 version, this updated advisory provides contents, capabilities, and data quality of an effective traffic records system by describing an ideal system that supports high-quality decisions and leads to cost-effective improvements in highway and traffic safety.

The Wyoming Trauma Program had a meeting with our colleagues from WYDOT and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last month to review round one of the assessment. We just finished round two of the assessment and we are awaiting feedback from our colleagues for the third round of the assessment before it can be completed. This has been a massive undertaking for the OEMS and the Trauma Program and we hope to continue making progress moving forward.
Wyoming Department of Health Public Health Division HealthStat
Kelli Perrotti, Trauma Program Manager, was tasked with presenting trauma program and system performance data for 2019 to the Wyoming Department of Health leadership and the Performance Management and Quality Improvement Council (PMQIC) on October 29, 2019. The purpose of the Division HealthStat meeting is to offer an annual opportunity to report on performance improvement efforts to the Public Heatlh Division leadership and colleagues. This also provides an opportunity to discuss successes and challenges within the program as well as to provide learning and collaboration opportunities throughout the department. Kelli developed a presentation to highlight many different data points while also focusing on educating our partners on the program.This is a big project that takes a lot of time and effort on the part of the Trauma Program Manager, similar to when the Trauma Coordinators around the state prepare for their site review.
New Trauma ListServ!
We have officially moved to the new ListServ!!! In the last couple months we informed you all that the Department of Health has decided to do away with our current listserv format. We are being asked to work in the Google Group environment. We have been testing the new format for a few months and it is now time that we ask you all to get rid of the old ListServ address and solely use the new one. Please find additional information regarding the new ListServ below.

Things to know: 

-The new listserv email address is .

-The new name of the list is Wyoming Trauma System, it should show up in your subject line as [wyotrauma] to indicate the message origins. 

If you have any questions regarding the Trauma System ListServ, please contact Kelli Perrotti at .
Trauma Program Specialist Update
It has been a whole year with the addition of Aundrea, Trauma Program Specialist for the State Trauma Program! With the addition of a new position, the Trauma Program has been able to focus on several large projects for the program throughout the year. We hope to continue to make a difference in trauma care in Wyoming and we will continue to share the progress that is being made.

In addition to Aundrea being a part of the Trauma Program for a year, she recently got married! We would like to let you all know that Aundrea's email has changed to . Any correspondence that is meant for Aundrea should be sent to the new email.
Wyoming Trauma Program Website
The Wyoming Trauma Program website has undergone a makeover and we would like to extend the opportunity for your feedback. If there is something that you would like to see added to the website or resources that may be missing, please let us know.

You are encouraged to take a look at the material available to you. There are resources that may help you in using the trauma 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  or WTP Specialist, Aundrea Brown, at .
50th Annual Wyoming Trauma & EMS Conference
Would you like to have a part in the 50th Annual EMS Conference? The Office of EMS is looking for vendors and speakers for the upcoming conference!

If you would be interested in joining in on this amazing opportunity as a vendor, please get in touch with Scott Logan,  If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please get in touch with Kelli Perrotti, or Aundrea Brown,  for further details.
What's Happening Around Wyoming?
Stop the Bleed Campaign - Cody Regional Health
Loretta Stapleton, Trauma Coordinator at Cody Regional Health in Cody, WY, along with her colleagues in Cody, have done an outstanding job bringing Stop the Bleed into their community. Great job Cody, WY! Please read the article below provided by Cody Regional Health for more details.

" “STOP THE BLEED” campaign began in November 2017. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. A: Alert, B: Bleeding & C: Compress. These steps are being taught with hands on demonstration use of a tourniquet. The course is approximately an hour long. Cody Regional Health Foundation grant was a success for our community. We educated approximately 475 participants and provided over 500 Stop the Bleed kits. A kit is given to each class participant in the class. We have supplied all Fire Departments taught, with a tourniquet kit for each truck. Because the Fire Departments are first responders and usually get to the scenes first the tourniquet kits could save a life.
We have held 41 classes with approximately 475 students and have given out 500 tourniquet kits. Organizations we have taught: Yellowstone Regional Airport, Cody Firearms Experience, Park County Search and Rescue, Shoshone Municipal Pipeline, Cody Quarry, City of Cody Electricians, Bureau of Land Management, Cody Fire Department, Clark Fire Department, North Fork Fire Department, Sunlight Basin Fire Department, South Fork Fire Department, Schrader Metal, Buffalo Bill Museum, Pitchfork Ranch, Sage Engineering, Cody Missionary Alliance Church, City of Cody, Cody High School, OAR, Meeteetse school teachers, Boot & Bottle Club, and Basin Community @ EMS station. Eighteen classes taught at Cody Regional Hospital and 23 classes taught in the community. " Loretta Stapleton, Trauma Program Coordinator Cody Regional Health.
St John's Medical Center to Host TCAR Course
St. John's Medical Center
Jackson, Wyoming
January 27 & 28, 2020
Brooke Young, Trauma Program Manager at St. Johns Medical Center in Jackson, WY, will be hosting a TCAR course on January 27&28, 2020. Space will be limited to 16 students per class with a continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Unlike trauma education programs targeted at prehospital and emergency care providers, the Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) course is specifically designed for acute care, critical care, and perioperative nurses.

This live 2-day program gives inpatient bedside care providers the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to meet regulatory requirements and provide excellent care to this challenging patient population.

Please click on the button below for more information relating to this upcoming TCAR course.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
10th Edition Hosted by Wyoming Medical Center
Advanced Trauma Life Support is a course developed to provide a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients. This course provides a review of how to assess a patient's condition, resuscitate and stabilize them, and determine if the patient's needs exceed a facility's capacity. In the instance that a trauma patient that exceeds the facility's capacity, the course provides an overview of how to arrange for a patient's inter-hospital transfer and assure that optimum care is provided throughout the process. For a facility that may not see a trauma patient as frequently, this course demonstrates an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.

Cari Hacking, Trauma Program Manager at Wyoming Medical Center, will be hosting an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 10th Edition course on January 17-18, 2020.

Please click on the button below for more information relating to this upcoming ATLS course.
What's the Data in Wyoming?!
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 Brown, at .