Wyoming Trauma Program - Office of Emergency Medical Services
To promote optimal care of the injured patient from the time of injury through rehabilitation by the establishment, enhancement and maintenance of effective emergency medical and trauma care systems!
Hospital Site Visits 2013
April 29, 2013 Evanston Regional Hospital Evansont, WY
2011, May 19 Meeting Minutes
2011, April Newsletter
W.S. 35-1-801 authorized the Wyoming Department of Health to proceed on the development of a statewide trauma system whose goal is to reduce the epidemic of injury, disability, and death in Wyoming for all ages. Trauma is the leading cause of death for those between the ages 1-44. The trauma program is housed in the Department of Health's Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).
Since 1993 when the Wyoming legislature passed enabling legislation for the development of a statewide trauma system, the OEMS has taken the lead in trauma system development. Assisted by federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration HRSA, a broad based coalition of key players was established to assist the OEMS in developing the statewide plan. A trauma registry software program was selected and placed in every hospital in the state. In 1996 the Wyoming legislature provided funding for the trauma program. Subsequently the OEMS has proceeded to develop "draft" rules, hire a part-time physician medical director, trauma program coordinator, and in 1998 will begin the implementation and designation phase of the Wyoming Trauma Plan.
Trauma System Program Rules - This is a link to the Wyoming Secretary of State Website. In the "Program:" scroll to and click on "Trauma Program, Wyoming" then click on the "Search" button on the lower right. The chapters will then be listed. Click on the chapter for information.
Trauma Coordinators, Designations and more
Hospital Trauma Coordinators Contact Information
Hospital Designations December 2012
System Export Instructions