System Committees

State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC)

A statewide all-inclusive trauma system has been our long-standing goal. Ongoing work includes implementing the Administrative Rules, departmental requirements, and regional resource guides to assure such a system. According to Section 333.20917a of the Michigan Public Health Code – Act 368 of 1978 (amended), the State Trauma Advisory Committee (STAC) was established to advise and assist the MDCH Emergency Services Coordination Committee on all matters concerning the development, implementation, and promulgation of rules for the implementation and continuing operation of this statewide trauma care system. The committee consists of 10 members appointed by the director, consisting of: Two trauma surgeons who are trauma center directors, one trauma nurse coordinator, one trauma registrar, one emergency physician, two administrative hospital representatives (one of whom represents a hospital designated as a Level I or Level II trauma center by the ACS-COT), one life support agency manager who is a member of the Emergency Medical Services Coordination Committee, two medical control authority (MCA) medical directors (one of whom represents a rural county, and one of whom represents a non-rural county). These members serve for a term of 3 years, and the meetings are subject to the open meetings act.

The Statewide Trauma Care Advisory Subcommittee is also referenced in the Administrative Rules for Michigan’s statewide trauma system.

Click HERE for current and recent STAC meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.

Michigan Burn Surge Committee

The State of Michigan has developed a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Burn Plan, in an effort to expand the ability to provide burn care, and to safeguard and prioritize the utilization of limited resources. This stems from recognizing that the number of burn beds needed for routine management of burns is unlikely to be enough burn beds in the event of a mass casualty.

So to meet the needs of a potentially large numbers of burn patients, the Michigan Burn Surge Plan incorporates the utilization of “adjusted environments of care,” with a plan for stabilizing burn patients in facilities that are not burn centers. Further, the plan provides for a standardized approach to ‘burn surge care’, so that this care can be safely provided in non-burn centers and optimize patient outcomes.

This plan develops non-traditional burn care resources to provide surge capacity during a multi-casualty incident, and to protect those facilities with definitive care capacity from being overwhelmed through the use of “off site” triage and stabilization. By developing this type of surge capacity we can maximize the use of our critical definitive care resources.Here is a link to the Michigan Burn Coordinating Center at the University of Michigan.

Click HERE to view or download the full Michigan Burn Surge Plan.