Thursday April 24 , 2014

Journal of Trauma Nursing

The Journal of Trauma Nursing is the only peer reviewed journal dedicated to trauma nursing. It is the official publication of the Society of Trauma Nursing.
There will be six Issues of JTN in 2014!


Trauma Awareness Month, Week 3

May is National Trauma Awareness Month. In 1988, Ronald Reagan recognized the need for trauma awareness and established May as the month for us to dedicate our time and resources to increasing education and prevention activities.

The Society of Trauma Nurses has compiled resources for you to use during National Trauma Awareness Month. In an effort to address the continuum of care, we will focus on different trauma topics each week of the month. Members will receive weekly emails announcing the topics and availability of resources to share with your departments and communities.

We encourage you to take advantage of this time to ensure optimal trauma care to all people!

Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention
May 3-7, 2010
Pediatric Injury

May 10-14, 2010
Geriatric Injury

May 14-21, 2010
Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Suicide Prevention
May 24-28, 2010


Geriatric Injury Prevention
Week 3 - May 14-21, 2010

According to the Administration on Aging, the older population is continuing to grow and it will reach a peak between 2010 and 2030 as the “baby boomers” reach the age of 65. They will increase to 55 million in 2020 and 72.1 million in 2030 which is almost twice the amount in 2007. The 2030 numbers represent 19.3% of the total population.

With nearly 20% of our population, reaching the elderly age group over the next 20 years, it is imperative that we commit resources to education and injury prevention to ensure these patients are properly cared for and their needs are efficiently addressed. Please see below for links to information we hope you find helpful in your treatment of geriatric patients.

General Geriatric Injury Prevention Information


Fall Prevention


Motor Vehicle Safety


Spinal Cord Injury


Suicide and Depression