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


9:00 AM – 10:15 AM SIG & Committee Session 1
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM SIG & Committee Session 2
12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Advanced Practice Pre-Conference
Presenters: Jonathan Van Horn, PA-C
Renne Theisen, FNP-BC
Jason Saucier, AGACNP-BC
Libby Schroeder, MD

Healthcare is constantly changing and the need to maintain clinical competence has become a daily endeavor for advanced practitioners. Thanks to feedback from EAST and STN members, desired learning areas have been identified and selected to meet the needs of both organizations' members. This workshop combines a balance of clinical and non-clinical topics designed to enrich the practice and profession of APs. Updates and best practices on managing the acute abdomen will be explored. The growing opioid epidemic and struggle to provide appropriate pain control in the acutely injured patient is a daily headline – finding balance and management strategies will be discussed. Being a strong clinician is important, but recognizing the need for performance improvement and the role of APs in it, which is expanding, will be addressed. Not all APs bill or are familiar with its practice. Whether one bills or does not, appreciating its nuances will only enhance documentation, communication, and delivery of quality care. For those who do bill, this workshop will work towards improving the accuracy and avoiding fraud in the process; for those who do not, it will enhance their documentation strategies.
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12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Geriatric Pre-Conference
Presenters: Stephanie Devore, RN, BSN
Annemarie Glazer, RN, BSN, MBA, TCRN
Cathy Maxwell, RN, PhD
12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Rural Trauma Care Pre-Conference: What Resources Can We Optimize?
Presenters: Amy Eberle, BSN, RN, TCRN
Deb Syverson, RN, BSN
Sheryl Sahr, MD

This is an essential course for regional trauma centers whom support rural programs or those who work within rural trauma centers, where trauma volumes are low, distances long, and resources can be scarce. Rural regions house only 25% of the U.S. population, but have 60% of the trauma deaths. This course has been designed to help rural facilities achieve optimal outcomes through improved performance improvement.

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12:30 PM – 4:45 PM Leadership Pre-Conference
Melissa Hockaday, ACNP
Jasmine Garces-King, DNP, RN, CCRN, TCRN, ACNP-BC
Amy Krichten, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Sarah Mattocks, RN, MSN, FNP-C, TCRN

The Society of Trauma Nurse Leadership preconference is designed for trauma professionals who are interested in gaining knowledge in leadership principles, effective communication strategies and implementation of effective tools to change practice. The leadership conference will be facilitated by experienced and knowledgeable leaders who have served in various roles within the trauma community. The leadership preconference should be attended by both novice and experienced leaders who are seeking opportunities to excel in their careers.

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4:30 PM – 5:30 PM TCRN Reception
Hosted by BCEN
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall and Welcome Reception