About the Program
The Tote Bag Program is available to all Trauma hospitals in Wisconsin. The intent of the program is to provide the necessary items needed when a family enters the ICU due a loved one sustaining a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Getting “that call”, rushing to the hospital, entering the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) , and facing the unknown can be one of the most stressful situations anyone may encounter. Who has time to prepare? Did you remember the basic essentials? What does this all mean? Our tote bags have been designed to provide families or individuals with basic necessities to get them through the first few days.
The Tote Bag itself is light weight and durable and is large enough to carry extra items.
Items in the Tote Bag include: the prayer blanket is intended to provide warmth, reassurance, and the strength to make it through; a notebook and pen has been included to allow you to record your thoughts and notes. You will want to write down your questions and the answers too. A blank calendar to record appointments and to tape to the hospital wall for a visual reference. Information about brain injury is also included.
These Tote Bags are available at no cost to all Trauma Hospitals in Wisconsin. If your hospital does not yet have tote bags waiting for the next family who enters the ICU due to a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury, have them contact us to become part of this valuable program.”
How to Request Participation in the program
To participate in the Tote Bag Program, the requester must complete the Tote Bag Program Participation Form.