The Arkansas Trauma Rehabilitation Program (ATRP) was established through a memorandum of agreement between the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the UAMS Center for Distance Health (CDH) in cooperation with the Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission (ASCC). Through education and resource development initiatives, ATRP works to increase access to comprehensive, cutting-edge rehabilitation care and facilitate community reintegration for Arkansans who have sustained traumatic injuries.
To enable every Arkansan who has sustained a disabling traumatic injury access to the comprehensive rehabilitation care he or she needs to seamlessly reintegrate into the community.
To increase awareness of the rehabilitation and lifelong care needs of survivors of traumatic injuries, evaluate existing programs, educate healthcare professionals, and identify vital resources for survivors of traumatic injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Registry
Arkansas Statute 20-14-703 requires that all hospitals, attending physicians, and public and private social agencies refer, within five days of diagnosis, every Arkansas resident who is newly identified as having sustained a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury to the TBI Registry.
ATRP implemented the TBI Registry in 2013 under a memorandum of agreement with the Brain Injury Alliance of Arkansas to collect this information. Data from the TBI Registry will be used to plan future TBI prevention and recovery efforts. Our registry is now located on a secure online server, and paper forms are no longer accepted. If you are a trauma coordinator, case manager, or other reporting hospital staff and need access to the registry, please call Kristen Alexander at (501) 295-6576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Informational Packets
ATRP offers informational packets for people who have a recently sustained a traumatic brain injury and their families. These packets are provided to the acute care hospitals for distribution to all referrals to the TBI Registry. These packets include helpful resource information. If you or someone you know has sustained a TBI and you would like an informational packet mailed to you, please email email@example.com.
Disability Resources Website
This site (atrp.ar.gov) contains a searchable database that can be used by healthcare professionals and individual Arkansans who are seeking resources in their community to meet a variety of needs they may have during the recovery process. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or additional resources.
Triumph Call Center
In an effort to better serve the rural population of Arkansas, ATRP has entered into an agreement with the UAMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the UAMS Institute for Digital Health and Innovation for the creation of the TRIUMPH (Tele-Rehabilitation Interventions Through University-based Medicine for the Promotion of Healing) Call Center.
This is a FREE 24/7 service connecting Arkansans to cutting edge clinical information for the care and treatment of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. It offers phone-based or interactive video-based, on-the-spot nurse and physician consultation and 24/7 patient and family support. The hotline also serves to link primary care and emergency physicians to PM&R specialists for specialized consultations.
The number is 1-855-767-6983
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Brain Injury Conference
Held annually each Summer, this conference features presentations on the prevention and treatment of brain injuries from an array of regional and national experts.
Trauma Rehabilitation Symposium
Held annually, this conference provides cutting-edge presentations on topics from nationally and regionally known speakers for healthcare professionals who care for patients with traumatic injuries.
Certified Brain Injury Specialist Training
CBIS Training is also offered at different times throughout the year to qualified healthcare professionals who wish to receive this certification. Certified trainers from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists conduct these trainings. For information about upcoming trainings, email us at email@example.com.
Our clinical guidelines and quick reference cards can be found here.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY STATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
ATRP works in partnership with the TBI State Partnership Program (SPP), which is a federally-funded initiative that helps states increase access to services and supports for individuals with TBI throughout their lifetime. Program goals for Arkansas include: (1) build an advisory board with survivor engagement); (2) identify and develop a plan for the under-served population living with brain injury that provides resources, education, etc.; (3) build a trust fund and/or wavier program. If you would like to get involved, please email Kimberly Lamb at KKLamb@uams.edu.
To learn more about the program in Arkansas, visit their website here.