Funds received under the grant are to be used for the following general purposes: (1) State trauma care system planning, coordination, and facilitation of statewide trauma regions; (2) statewide/regional/local assessments and/or evaluations; (3) trauma data collection and usage; (4) developing innovative uses of communications technologies and the use of new communications technology; (5) developing model curricula for training (a) emergency medical services personnel, including first responders, emergency medical technicians, emergency nurses and physicians, and paramedics; (b) trauma managers (State, regional and local levels), trauma nurses, surgeons and trauma center teams in the assessment, stabilization, treatment preparation for transport, and resuscitation of seriously injured patients, with special attention to problems that arise during long transport and to methods of minimizing delays in transport to the appropriate facility; and in the man!
agement of the operation of the trauma care system; (6) making training for original certification, and continuing education, in the provision and management of trauma services more accessible to medical/surgical personnel in rural areas through telecommunications, home studies, providing teachers and training at locations accessible to such personnel, and other methods; (7) developing innovative protocols and agreements to increase access to pre-hospital care and equipment necessary for the transportation of seriously injured patients to the appropriate facilities; (8) evaluating the effectiveness of protocols with respect to trauma care services and systems; and (9) Public information and education related to trauma prevention, care and statewide services.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Improving EMS/Trauma Care in Rural Areas
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 901 Russell Avenue Suite 450, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879