The NCRTAC is an organized group of health care entities and emergency responders who have an interest in organizing and improving trauma care within our region. Our primary purpose is to design, implement and evaluate a trauma system within the region that is data-based, confidential and sensitive to the needs and limitations of our area.

The North Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council (NCRTAC) Trauma Conference 2020 is a FREE continuing education opportunity for all levels of EMS providers and hospital staff that care for trauma patients.

Conference Agenda

8:00am-9:00am  Welcome Keynote: Challenges in Rural Trauma Care, Dr. Michael McGonigal

9:10am-10:10am  Breakout Session 1

  • Tubed 'em... darn near killed 'em - John Prochniak
  • Trauma Mythbusters: Down with Dogma - Dr. Michael McGonigal
  • The Interstate 41 Pile-up: Response and Lessons Learned - Chuck Hable
  • Rural and Agricultural Safety: What Went Wrong, and How Do we Stop It From Happening Again? - Marsha Salzwedel

10:20am-11:20am  Breakout Session 2

  • Life and Limb: Musculoskeletal Traumatic Injuries - Joshua Chan
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma Care in Central WI - Dr. Tyler Dahl
  • Law Enforcement Injury Prevention Programs - Jake Holsclaw
  • Mass Gathering Planning Considerations for EMS - Dr. Michael Clark

11:30am-12:30pm Breakout Session 3

  • Not In Our Town - Josh Finke and Matt Savage
  • Emergent Cranial and Spine Care - Dr. Craig Kelman
  • Burn Surge Mass Casualty Incident Tabletop Exercise - Elisa Stoff and Stephen Weiler

12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm  Breakout Session 4

  • Pediatric Pain Management - Dr. Dominique Diggs
  • A Review of Anticoagulant medication and How to Treat Emergent Bleeding with Pharmacologic Agents - Josh Linn
  • Recognizing and Responding to Child Physical abuse - Judy A. Walczak
  • Pediatric Surge Mass Casualty Incident Tabletop Exercise - Elisa Stott and Stephen Weiler

2:10pm-4:00pm Closing Session: Human Trafficking: Identifying, Understanding and Supporting the Trafficked Patient - Brenda Bayer, Lynette Volkers, and Sarah Bedish

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Continuing education credits

Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing health education by the Wisconsin Society for Healthcare Education and Training (WISHET). Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc. designates this activity for up to 6.0 contact hours (0.6 CEUs) of continuing education for allied health professionals.