TO:                 Hospital CEOs/Administrators

FROM:           Sara Roberts, Kansas Department of Health and Environment

                        Chad Austin, Kansas Hospital Association

RE:                 Trauma Education Grants and Opportunities

DATE:           March 15, 2011

For the past several years the Kansas Rural Health Options Project (KRHOP) provided funding for various trauma education activities.  Due to continued strong interest in these programs, KRHOP has agreed to allocate additional resources and offer another round of funding.  The activities include:

A brief description of the education programs and the funding level is below. Awarded classes should be provided for in state providers.  Questions regarding these activities may be directed to Dan Leong, (785) 233-7436 or dleong@kha-net.org. 

Rural Trauma Team Development Course:

The Kansas Rural Health Options Project is providing funding for hospitals to offer the Rural Trauma Team Development Course.  The funding level per course will be $1,500.00.  KRHOP will be contributing funding for one training session in each of the six trauma regions.  If your facility is interested in participating or hosting the Rural Trauma Team Development Course, please complete the Funding Request Form and return it to Jeanette Shipley, Regional Trauma Coordinator, Bureau of Local and Rural Health, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, 1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 340, Topeka, KS 66612, 785-296-0604.  The application deadline for the Rural Trauma Team Development Course is April 15, 2011. 

Course Description:

The Rural Trauma Team Development Course was developed by The Rural Trauma Committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to train small rural hospital or clinic trauma teams in the team approach to the initial assessment and resuscitation of the injured patient and their transfer to definitive care. It is hoped that the course will improve the quality of care in their community by developing a timely, organized, rational response to the care of the trauma patient and a team approach that addresses the common problems in the initial assessment and stabilization of the injured. The basic premise of the course is the assumption that, in most situations, rural hospitals can provide three individuals to form the core of a trauma team consisting of a team leader and two team members. In addition to this core team, the course acknowledges the participation of respiratory, radiology and laboratory technicians, additional nurses, prehospital personnel, etc. who might be involved in supportive roles to the trauma team.

 

Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS):

The Kansas Rural Health Options Project is providing funding for health care organizations to offer the Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support course.  The funding level per course will be approximately $1,000.00.  KRHOP will be contributing funding for one training session in each of the six trauma regions.  If your facility is interested in participating or hosting the Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support class, please complete the Funding Request Form and return it to Jeanette Shipley, Regional Trauma Coordinator, Bureau of Local and Rural Health, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, 1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 340, Topeka, KS 66612, 785-296-0604.  The application deadline for the Rural Trauma Team Development Course is April 15, 2011. 

Course Description:

The Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support course is a unique continuing education program created in recognition of the real need in EMS education for additional training in the handling of trauma patients. This indispensable program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the pre-hospital environment.

Trauma Nurse Core Course:

The Kansas Rural Health Options Project is providing funding for hospitals to offer the Trauma Nurse Core Course.  The funding level per course will be approximately $1,500.00.  KRHOP will fund one training session in each of the six trauma regions.  If your facility is interested in participating or hosting the Trauma Nurse Core Course, please complete the Funding Request Form and return it to Jeanette Shipley, Regional Trauma Coordinator, Bureau of Local and Rural Health, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, 1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 340, Topeka, KS 66612, 785-296-0604.  The application deadline for facilities interested in participating or hosting the Trauma Nurse Core Course is April 15, 2011.

Course Description:

The Emergency Nurses Association developed and implemented the TNCC for national and international dissemination as a means of identifying a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. The TNCC (Provider) is a 16- or 20-hour course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills. Nurses with limited emergency nursing clinical experience, who work in a hospital with limited access to trauma patients, or who need greater time at the psychomotor skill stations are encouraged to attend courses scheduled for the 20-hour format.


Trauma Education Funding Request Form 2011

           

                                                                                                                                                                       

Which Regional Trauma Council are you a member of? (Mark one)

____    NERTC                                   ____  NCRTC             ____  NWRTC

____     SERTC                                   ____  SCRTC             ____  SWRTC

Program Information


Organization/Program:_______________________________________________________________________

Program Director/Contract Person: _____________________________________________________________

Phone:  __________________  Email: __________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________________

____ I certify that I am authorized to sign for the entity shown above.

____ I certify compliance with all criteria applicable for eligibility of the program and implementation in      accordance with program requirements.

The proposal must be signed by an official authorized to bind your organization.

Signature   _________________________________________ Title ___________________________________    

Request Summary

        

Please check the class that you are applying for:

____ Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

____ Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)

____ Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)

In prior years, have you received funding for the class you marked?                        ____ Yes         ____ No

If you were to receive funding, would you open the course to others in the region? ____ Yes        ____ No

Describe how this will be made available to the region:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hospital applying:  Does your facility actively use EMSystem®?                                 ____ Yes     ____ No

Hospital applying:  Is your facility interested in Level IV trauma center designation? ____ Yes     ____ No

            Level IV criteria can be found at http://www.kstrauma.org/download/Level_IV_Criteria.pdf

Amount of funding request?  ________________

Dates of class: Start Date ________________           End Date ________________

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Please provide a statement on the need of this class or how it will benefit the trauma system in your region?

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Do you plan to charge a registration fee for the class?           ____ Yes         ____ No

Budget Summary

If yes, what it the registration fee?     ________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Budget Items

Total Budget

Amount Requested

Facility Charges

Promotion and Publicity

Speaker/Instructor Fees

Travel

Lodging

Books

Supplies

Other

Total

As a funding condition of trauma classes and courses, we are asking course coordinators to play the Trauma System CD.   Will you show the CD?             ____ Yes        ____ No

Did you include a cover letter with the request?         ____ Yes        ____ No

Please confirm your member representation to the regional trauma council:

Hospital applying:                                                                               EMS applying:

Administrator representative:  ___________________________     EMS Representative 1:  ________________

Email & Phone Number:  ________________________________   Email:  _____________________________

                                                                                                            Phone Number:  ______________________

Physician Representative:  ______________________________                

Email & Phone Number:  ________________________________   EMS Representative 2:  ________________

                                                                                                            Email:  _____________________________

Nurse Representative:  _________________________________     Phone Number:  ______________________

Email & Phone Number:  ________________________________

Upon completion of the course you will be asked to submit a copy of the course roster indicating initial or recertification status for each participant, copy of course evaluations, and affidavit of expenditures. 

Note:  This application must be fully completed to be considered for funding. 

If you have questions, please contact Jeanette Shipley at 785-296-0604.

                                                                                   

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