Classes and Resources for EMS

We’re dedicated to educating both the community and healthcare professionals on trauma care.


The Trauma Center at Theda Clark offers a wide range of professional education resources that provide the most current concepts and techniques for delivery of care to the trauma patient.

Annual Trauma Symposium

The Trauma Center at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah is recognized as a leader in trauma care.  As one of ten American College of Surgeons (ACS) nationally verified Level II trauma centers in the state of Wisconsin, the trauma center at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah is dedicated to providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for adult and pediatric patients.  As such, we recognize the need and responsibility to educate the medical community and increase awareness in new developments in trauma care.

The Trauma Symposium - Updates in Trauma Care is designed to update physicians, nurses, EMS personnel, and other interested health personnel on current procedures, accurate assessments, and appropriate management of patients with trauma related injuries from the pre hospital arena, to the emergency department, intensive care unit and beyond.  Our challenge is to provide optimum care to the injured victim and their families in a changing environment.  ThedaCare Trauma Center-Neenah is proud to offer this one-day conference featuring trauma care from many different, yet specific traumatic injuries.  Local and guest faculties will be featured during this one-day program.

  • Symposium Schedule
    • 0730-0800: Registration and Continental Breakfast

    • 0800-0805: Welcome and Housekeeping

    • 0805-0835: The Dangerous Workplace — Trends, Education and Lessons Learned: Kelly Bubolz

    • 0835-0845: Hand Washing: What’s Your Role?

    • 0845-1100: Dauntless: Confidence in Communication Skills Key Note Speaker: Kathleen Bartholomew,RN, MN

    • 1100-1115: Break

    • 1115-1145: Replantation: A Case Study: Matt Butler, MD

    • 1145-1200: UW — Organ and Tissue Donation

    • 1200-1230: Lunch

    • 1230-1330: Breakout Sessions
      • EMS: Who’s in Charge? Scene Management, Avoiding Turmoil to Effectively Triage, and Challenging C-Spine Immobilization

      • ED: Distracting Injuries in the Trauma Bay and Contraindications to C-Spine Clearance

      • Inpatient: The Effective Team: Best Approach for Optimal Care

      • Operating Room:Preparing and Altering the Course When Patient Condition Changes

    • 1330-1415: Case Studies: Identification, Triage, Stabilization and Transfer David Schultz, MD, FACS

    • 1415-1500: Trauma Care in Wisconsin: How Do You Fit In? William Oemichen

    • 1500-1545: Case Study: How The Team Put the Patient Back Together Again Raymond Georgen, MD, FACS

    • 1545-1600: Evaluations and Closing

  • Trauma Symposium Brochure
  • Online Registration and Payment - Single Registration

Contact Kathi Hegranes, Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator at 920.729.3372 or with questions.

Trauma Team Education Series (TTES)

Our in-house professional development series is designed to enhance trauma outcomes, provide interactive educational experiences and encourage the use of critical thinking skills.  Each module is independent and does not need to be taken sequentially.  Limited space is available for EMS personnel.

EMS personnel please contact Kathi Hegranes at 920.729.3372 or for additional information and to register. Preregistration required.”

Outreach Lectures

ThedaCare Trauma Center-Neenah, in collaboration with ThedaStar, provides free educational outreach offerings designed for your staff. Lectures can be specific or general. Speakers include specialty physicians and nurses. Some of the wide variety of topics available include:

  • Trauma assessment
  • Chest, abdominal, pediatric, or orthopedic trauma
  • Organ donation
  • Spinal cord or head injury
  • Trauma case studies

Contact Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinator Kathi Hegranes at 920.729.3372 or to request information and schedule an outreach event.


Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)

  • The Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to help rural hospitals with development of their trauma teams
  • The course emphasizes the importance of all caregivers who comprise the Trauma Team (physicians, nurses, lab techs, x-ray techs, pharmacy, etc…)
  • In the state of Wisconsin, RTTDC is an acceptable substitution for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for physicians in Level IV facilities.
  • Facilities who choose to utilize RTTDC effectively provide training to their full team for a fraction of what it costs to send their physicians to ATLS

Contact Trauma Manager Tabitha Uitenbroek at 920.720.7371 or to request information and schedule a RTTDC event.

EMS Case Review

This free session looks at patient cases to discuss pathophysiology of injury, diagnosis, and treatment. It includes a light dinner and updates from the region and state on EMS and trauma matters. For more information and to register, contact ThedaStar Dispatch at 800-236-2066.

Trauma Blue Guidelines

Trauma Blue alerts the ThedaCare Trauma Center-Neenah trauma team to particularly serious trauma situations. Learn what these situations are so you can call a Trauma Blue when it’s necessary: