West Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council


Central RTAC Mission Statement


The mission of the WC-RTAC is to promote quality and accessible trauma care in Western Wisconsin, Promote Public Safety and injury prevention in our communities and to promote the progression and personal development of itndividual and organizational members through education and system development.

The geographic region of the West Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council (WC-RTAC) includes  all of Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin.  Hospitals from Barron and Burnett County have designated to the WC-RTAC.  Those three counties also have designated facilities and transport agencies that belong to other RTAC’s.  A transport service from Barron County is included as well as transport services from Eastern Minnesota.  The WC-RTAC’s resource hospital is a level one trauma facility in St. Paul Minnesota.


The WC-RTAC is a non-profit group that promotes trauma education and prevention in western WI. WC-RTAC holds bi-monthly meetings on the third Thursday of odd months at 6:30 pm. 


A representative from the WC-RTAC, in the more recent past the WC-RTAC Coordinator, attends state meetings.  A representative has and is required to attend 75% of these meetings.  These meetings include RTAC Coordinator meeting and STAC (State Trauma Advisory Council).  Other meetings attend at the State level may include:  STAC working committee, Trauma Coordinators, Hospital Registrars, EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children), EMS Advisory, and any sub-committee meetings at the state level.


All of the members of WC-RTAC are volunteer and give there time to serve on one or more of the WC-RTAC active committees.  The Executive Council, Performance Improvement, Injury Prevention, and Emergency Preparedness.  All active WC-RTAC members are encouraged to be a member of, at least, one committee. The WC-RTAC is striving to provide timely quality care for trauma patients in the Western Wisconsin area.

The next STAC Meeting will be: April 2nd 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, WI.

For more information on the Wisconson Trauma System please visit there website at: http://www.wisconsintraumacare.org/

WCRTAC General Membership Meetings for 2013

January 16th 2014- River Falls EMS  Agenda
Elections for:
RTAC Chairperson
Hospital Representative
Director at Large

March 20th Baldwin Area EMS  Meeting Cancelled

May 15th- Baldwin Area EMS

July 17th

September 18th

November 20th

All scheduled meetings are at 6:30pm, unless indicated otherwise.  Locations to be determined and will be updated as they are confirmed.

PSA Contest Info, Vote now!

The Injury Prevention committee for the West Central RTAC is very happy to announce the TOP 3 submissions for this years PSA Contest!!  All 3 are now present on our Facebook page.  The video with the most LIKES by 6pm central time on Friday April 18th will win the amazing prizes being given away.  Please share this information with your facilities and take a look at these great videos that have been received. 

Check out the West Central RTACs Facebook page by clicking HERE

All 3 of these videos are also available on the West Central RTACs Youtube Page too! 

The new tool kit (released December 2013) is now available for those interested.  Please contact the West Central RTAC Coordinator for any requests of copies of the CD. 


WC-RTAC on social media
  Follow Tweets!   @wcrtac

The WC-RTAC is expanding to social media.  Follow us on Twitter @wcrtac 
 Like us on Facebook to get up to date information on our local trauma system and events taking place in the region. 

Trauma basics Version 3.0- Concluding SOON!!

Any departments or hospitals that would like the FREE Trauma Basics V 3.0 training please contact me very soon.  The participation and feedback from the departments that have been incredibly encouraging. 

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