Pre-Conference   |   Thursday, March 22   |   Friday, March 23

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)
TOPIC focuses on skill development for trauma program staff who are involved in the ongoing evaluation of trauma care across the continuum. It offers concrete strategies for the monitoring of trauma care, loop closure, and patient outcomes. The course provides practical lessons for all levels of trauma centers, from entry level to those who have achieved a mature phase of program development. It consists of 12 modules in PI and outcomes assessment, and includes over 50 case study examples, sample documents, and templates. TOPIC can now be co-taught by both nurse and physician faculty.
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Optimal Course
STN and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) have partnered to develop the Optimal Trauma Center Organization & Management Course. Both physicians and nurses teach this collaborative course. Its goal is to enhance trauma center performance and to improve patient care through implementation of the ACS COT Trauma Center Standards.

Whether yours is a mature verified center or a hospital preparing for designation, this course is designed to help participants develop strategies, processes, and operations to support trauma systems, based on their unique environments. It is designed to help you take your trauma center to the next level, beyond verification or designation. The nuances of implementing or improving upon trauma center criteria within the structure of your specific facility will be reviewed in an interactive forum.
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM TCRN Preparatory Course
This course is designed for nurses who are preparing for the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) exam, developed by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®).

Please note: Participation in the STN TCRN Preparation Course is not mandatory, and will not impact your eligibility to sit for the national certification examinations offered by BCEN®. Disclaimer: Persons participating in the STN TCRN Preparation Course to help prepare for an examination offered by BCEN® acknowledge that there is no guarantee stated or implied that participation will assure passage of an examination. STN makes no warranties about the content of the STN TCRN Preparation Course.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ATS Injury Prevention Course
This two-day course was developed by seasoned injury prevention professionals across the country and is designed to cover 14 chapters related to establishing and expanding a comprehensive Injury Prevention Program within hospitals and trauma centers. This course is designed for individuals and organizations actively engaged in developing and implementing policies or programs that primarily target or secondarily impact the prevention of injury.

This activity has been approved for 12 CME Contact Hours through the District of Columbia Board of Nursing.The District of Columbia Board of Nursing is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by CE Broker.
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ATCN Instructor Course
Pre-registration and approval is required for attendance. 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 16.75 contact hours.

Separate registration is required. Please contact info@traumanurses.org for more information.


SUNDAY, MARCH 25

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ATS Injury Prevention Course
This two-day course was developed by seasoned injury prevention professionals across the country and is designed to cover 14 chapters related to establishing and expanding a comprehensive Injury Prevention Program within hospitals and trauma centers. This course is designed for individuals and organizations actively engaged in developing and implementing policies or programs that primarily target or secondarily impact the prevention of injury.

This activity has been approved for 12 CME Contact Hours through the District of Columbia Board of Nursing.The District of Columbia Board of Nursing is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by CE Broker.
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM ATCN Instructor Course
Pre-registration and approval is required for attendance. 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 16.75 contact hours.

Separate registration is required. Please contact info@traumanurses.org for more information.