The Indiana State
Department of Health (ISDH) hosted the 2015
Trauma Tour. ISDH Division of Trauma
and Injury Prevention staff, along with local stakeholders, held
"open house" style meetings in all 10 Indiana public health
preparedness districts for Hoosiers to learn more about trauma, how state and
local agencies currently respond to trauma and how a trauma system could help
the state. Learn
more about the 2015 Trauma Tour.
Injury is the leading cause of death for Hoosiers between the ages of 1 and 34. More than 95,000 Hoosiers are hospitalized for injuries—and more than 5,000 die—each year. Because trauma care requires special training and equipment, only a limited number of hospitals are prepared to deliver life-saving care on a 24-hour basis.
Currently, there are just twelve American College of Surgeons-certified trauma hospitals in Indiana and four hospitals "in the process" of ACS certification.
Watch the WFYI Documentary, Indiana Prepares, to learn more about trauma hospitals in Indiana.
In 2008, Indiana established the Indiana State Trauma Care Committee. The committee advises the governor and the state health commissioner on implementing a more effective trauma care system across the state.
In September 2013, Indiana approved the trauma registry final rule.
American College of Surgeons Assessment of Emergency Care in Indiana
IN State Department of Health - Triage and Transport Rule
Trauma Registry Rule
Post Disaster Reunification of Children - A Nationwide Approach
Indiana's Trauma System - February 2015.pdf