Wednesday, March 21   |   Thursday, March 22   |   Saturday, March 24


7:00 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Roundtable Session

Moderator: Debra Kitchens,MBA, BSN, CEN, NRP

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8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Plenary Session: Update on Changes in Trauma Center Verification

Presenter: Daniel Margulies, MD, FACS
In this session, recent and upcoming changes to ACS verification standards and an implementation process for best practice guidelines and a system of compliance for your trauma center will be presented and discussed.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary Session: Responding to the Active Shooter: A Personal Story

Presenter: Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
On July 7, 2016, the Dallas Police Department was ambushed in the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11/2001. In this presentation, the response to this event, from the initial response through the trauma center and community recovery will be discussed in detail. Participants interested in learning the insights that come from participating and leading this response should attend.
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Plenary Session: Strategies to Increase Plasma Availability

Presenter: Andrew C. Bernard, MD, FACS, EAST President
Moderator: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN
Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS serves as the Trauma Medical Director for University of Kentucky Healthcare and Section Chief for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine. He's President of the Medical Staff. He chairs the ICU Committee and Organ Donation and Transplantation Action Council and Co-Chairs the Transfusion Safety Committee. He is President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the nation's largest organization of trauma providers.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Plenary Session: Distinguished Lectureship

Presenter: Elizabeth Seislove, MSN RN
Moderator: Joan Pirrung, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Elizabeth Seislove is currently the Assistant Vice President for Trauma Services with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Nashville, TN. Her responsibilities include assisting HCA verified, upgrading or inaugural trauma programs with accreditation processes, standards of optimal care along with research and evidenced practice throughout the network. Prior to this position, she was the Director of the Trauma Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA, a Regional Level I Adult Trauma Center, a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and an ABA accredited Burn Center. Preceding the Director position she was an ICU staff nurse in the Shock Trauma Unit, ICU Educator/Advanced practice clinician, followed by the Pediatric Trauma Coordinator, Program Manager then Director.
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Trauma Nurse’s Role in Government Affairs/Public Policy: Yes You CAN be Involved

Presenter: Justin Rosen
This session is designed for staff nurses, managers and practitioners who are interested in working at the regional, state, or federal level to advance public policy issues that are vital to patient care and trauma nursing. Justin Rosen, lobbyist for the ACS, will inform the audience about what the American College of Surgeons is doing on the national front, and how STN can collaborate on these efforts. If you have an interest in advancing injury prevention legislation, trauma funding legislation, etc., this session will give you some tools to know where to get started.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Plenary Session: Motor Control for Trauma and Advanced Prosthetics

Presenters: Albert Chi
Johnny Matheny
This presentation will help the attendee understand surgical principles of Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, provide an update on the current state of the art in commercially available prosthetic technology and efforts in current advance prosthetic research, and introduce future directions of prosthetics and surgery.
3:30 PM President's Closing
Presenter: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN, STN President
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM TCRN Preparatory and Faculty Training Course
There is a separate registration fee of $425 to attend this course.

STN is pleased to announce that it has scheduled a TCRN Preparatory and Faculty Training Course, which will be held March 23-24, in conjunction with STN TraumaCon. This 12-hour course will feature expert speakers covering topics specific to the body of knowledge in trauma nursing across the continuum of care, from injury prevention through reintegration to home. The course will also equip attendees with knowledge and resources to teach future STN TCRN Preparatory Courses at their own institutions.

The Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This event has been awarded 12.0 contact hours.

The first segment of the course will be held on Friday, March 23rd from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. PST, and will include dinner. The course will resume on Saturday, March 24th from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and will include breakfast, lunch, and breaks.

Please email Luciana Campobasso for more information.