Hospitals play a key role in emergency readiness throughout Kansas. As vital community resources, hospitals must be among the best prepared alongside police, fire, rescue, and other public safety services.
The Kansas Emergency Preparedness Conditions of Participation Task Force has developed these newsletters to assist local health and medical organizations in complying with the new CMS rules. You can now find previous editions of the Ready Reader available for download at http://www.kdheks.gov/cphp/providers.htm.
Visit www.kstrauma.org/locations.htm for a map of Kansas locating the Trauma I, II, II and IV facilities; the name, phone number and email address of the Trauma Coordinator for that facility; and the name of the medical director. For more information, contact Ron Marshall or Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436.
As staff often work in multiple facilities, codes that trigger emergency protective and response steps should be standardized to help insure quick action. A customizable toolkit is available: