EMT workers simulating emergency exercise

The Northeast Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (NERTAC) was built to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the STAC for regional modifications to the statewide trauma criteria that will improve patient care and accommodate specific regional needs. The NERTAC will perform these functions utilizing the following objectives:

  • Performance Improvement: Focus on developing a process to review trauma care and provide constructive feedback to all NERTAC organizations, ensuring care is coordinated and effective
  • Education and Outreach: Focus on developing programs, supplementing existing programs and making recommendations for trauma intervention and prevention education in the public, EMS and hospital across Northeastern Minnesota
  • Disaster Preparedness: Focus on planning and resources to provide for a coordinated response for real and simulated disaster events in the NERTAC region

Appointed Membership

Last updated: July 2023


  • Classes and support available to the public, follow the links below for registration details:

  • Offered by St. Luke’s Duluth:
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
    • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
    • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (BLS)
    • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization Provider Course (PEARS)
    • ECG Basics and ACLS Prep Course
    • EMS Recognition Event (Educational Conference and Recognition Dinner)
  • Offered by Essentia throughout the region:
    • Advance Care Planning
    • ALS Support Group
    • Advanced Traumatic Life Support (ATLS) – contact
    • Back (Spinal Cord) Injury Support Group
    • Cancer Support Groups
    • Childbirth Preperation
    • Community Education (BLS CPR Provider Course)
    • Grief Support Groups
    • Joint Wellness and Pre-op Class
    • Chronic Lung Disease Support Group
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)