Pediatric Trauma Steering Committee

The Pediatric Trauma SIG is a very active group of pediatric trauma nurses and trauma nurses interested in care of the pediatric trauma patient. For more information, or to get involved, contact one of the group chairs below.

Committee Volunteer form
Pediatric Trauma Resources

Chairs

Linda Roney Linda Roney, EdD, RN-BC, CPEN
(Chair)
Assistant Professor
Fairfield University School of Nursing/
Clinical Nurse
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital


Welcome from the Chair

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Pediatric Trauma Committee Website. My name is Linda Roney and I am the Chair of the Pediatric Trauma Committee for Society of Trauma Nurses. There are many ways to get involved in our Pediatric Trauma Committee.
  • Attend our meetings: Our regular meetings for members are scheduled four times per year (the day before TraumaCON—live; June-- virtual; September-- virtual and December-- virtual). Everyone is invited. To receive an invitation to the virtual meeting, please contact Viki Young, Project Manager at STN at vyoung@traumanurses.org
  • Follow our conversations on the STN Online Community: All members of STN can join the discussion boards at community.traumanurses.org. Be sure to sign up to follow the Pediatric Trauma Communities. There is also a link at the bottom of this webpage!
  • Join a subcommittee: We have several great opportunities to work on projects as part of the subcommittees for the Pediatric Trauma Committee. There are opportunities to collaborate with others who are also passionate about the care of injured children in projects that relate to education, research, and quality improvement projects. Hear more about what is going on during our next meeting and join in!
Please fill out the Committee Volunteer Form at the top of this page and we will be sure to loop you in for future meetings and projects. I am looking forward to working with you to improve the care of injured children.

All of my best,

Linda Roney
EdD, RN-BC, CPEN, CNE Chair, Pediatric Trauma Committee Society of Trauma Nurses

Meeting Notes



Resources

Pediatric Trauma Online Education Opportunities
 
Course Title Sponsor/Provider Description
STN Online Education Live and Recorded Programs
http://www.traumanurses.org/education/online-education
 
STN
 
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 program has been awarded 1.0 hour of continuing nursing education. Continuing nursing education will only be offered for STN members. No fee for STN members.
Last accessed 1/25/18
STN Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures
http://www.traumanurses.org/education/e-library-of-trauma-lectures
 
STN The 3rd edition features 18 presentations addressing trauma topics from general concepts to special populations. Fee associated with this activity.
Last accessed 1/25/18
 
STN Resource Library
http://www.traumanurses.org/stn-resource-library/category/pediatric-trauma
 
STN This Resource Library has been designed to assist you in your position by providing forms, policies, procedures, guidelines, etc to help you perform your job more efficiently. The documents are collected from the STN listserv as well as from members who have submitted resources to share and are then posted to the library. Must have a current membership with STN to access. No fee for members.
Last accessed 1/25/18
 
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
https://learn.nctsn.org
 
 
 
NCTSN Mission: To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States. Many rich resources including webinars and recorded lectures. No fee.
Last accessed 1/25/18
 
 
 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
https://cchmc.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx
 
 
CCHMC Much of the content available is free. Learners who are not Cincinnati Children’s employees may receive up to 30 hours of complimentary credit per calendar year; a cost of $10 per credit hour will be charged for any additional credit.  Some videos require registration and/or purchase. Once registration is complete, you will have access to the video and the test.  As with other videos on the site, credit will be available for 1 year after the original air date, regardless of purchase date.
Child Abuse Recognition
http://identifychildabuse.org/index.php
 
UC School of Medicine These online educational modules are intended to assist healthcare providers in determining the difference between accidental and intentional injuries in children. Considering many clinicians see few cases of child abuse in their daily practice, these case studies will improve assessment skills and build confidence in knowing when to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. The cases presented contain real images of injured children. Some learners, including experienced healthcare professionals, may find these images upsetting. You may exit and/or return to this module at any time and completion of this program is voluntary. No fee.




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Suggested Reading


Stafford, P., Blinman, T., Nance, M., Practical points in evaluation and resuscitation of the injured child. Surgical Clinics of North America 2002, 82, 273-301.
This article focuses on the importance of the principles and concepts of quality trauma care, citing the "golden hour" and ATLS as providing a consistent guideline of care. The article discusses the key components in the primary survey through the resuscitation phase. It systematically reviews the secondary survey and discusses specific caveats in caring for the pediatric trauma patient. This article is thorough and would serve as an excellent reference for clinical staff.