The Adam Williams Initiative is a philanthropic foundation endorsed by the Brain Trauma Foundation, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the National Foundation for Trauma Care. The foundation provides free training and capital equipment to military and civilian trauma centers across the United States for the treatment of severe traumatic brain injuries. The Initiative’s goal is to help establish a higher standard of care for traumatic brain injury patients.
The cutting edge protocols endorsed by the Adam Williams Initiative were created from the BTF and AANS guidelines. Traumatic brain injury outcomes have improved dramatically since these working protocols were first established at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California in 1997. The number of patients able to function normally increased 300%; mortality rates were reduced by 66%; and those resulting in vegetative states were reduced by 50%.
In 2001, Mission Hospital, through their full implementation and improvement of the protocols, won the prestigious Codman Award for their consistent increases in quality outcomes for traumatic brain injury patients. Yet a recent survey by the BTF revealed that only 33% of the trauma centers across the country have implemented the BTF/AANS traumatic brain injury guidelines in any form. And of those, only a very small percentage has implemented the guidelines to the full extent.
The Initiative provides training and equipment to military and civilian level I and II trauma centers across the United States for the treatment of severe traumatic brain injuries.
To increase the quality outcomes of your traumatic brain injury patients, contact us today. Upon approval of your application, we will fly three members of your Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team to Mission Viejo, California to shadow the staff at Mission Hospital’s ICU for three days. After your team has completed the onsite training, the Adam Williams Initiative will also provide the following aid for the implementation of the BTF/AANS protocols:
• Two brain tissue oxygenation monitors
• One pupillometer
• Two-year membership with the Brain Trauma Foundation
• $20,000 to $30,000 of onsite TBI training provided by Mission Hospital’s TBI team or other designated training facilities consisting of a Neuro Clinical Nurse Specialist, ICU Manager, Trauma Program Manager and Neurosurgeon.