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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Trauma System: Saving Lives

South Dakota Violent Death Reporting System Logo/Button.A trauma system is an organized response to managing and improving the care of severely injured people. It spans the continuum-of-care from prevention, pre-hospital care, acute care to rehabilitation. It has been established to ensure that injured people are promptly transported to and treated at facilities appropriate to the severity of their injury. A trauma system also provides a foundation for disaster preparedness and response. As part of its day-to-day activities, a trauma system coordinates the movement and care of severely injured people.

Vision - All patients in South Dakota needing trauma services receive high quality, readily accessible, and well coordinated services.

Mission - Establish an inclusive, statewide trauma system that reduces overall morbidity and mortality through coordinated prevention, pre-hospital and hospital care services.

State and Regional Trauma Committees
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SD Codified Law and Administrative Rule
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designation applications
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treatment guidelines
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Trauma Education and Symposiums
SD Health Alert Network Signup
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Contact
Rebecca Baird, Trauma Program Manager
Office of Rural Health, South Dakota Department of Health
1200 N. West Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
605-367-8371 - office
605-295-3148 - cell
605-367-4555 - fax
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