EAST 27th Annual Scientific Assembly
Event Details and Registration
STN - EAST Foundation Nurse Fellow Program
The EAST Foundation Board in collaboration with STN has established a Nurse Fellow program.
The purpose of the program is to provide exposure of trauma nurses to the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly and gain access to key leaders in trauma care. The Nurse Fellow will be supported for travel, hotel and registration fees made possible by donations to the EAST Foundation Nurse Fellow program. The successful candidate(s) will be assigned a mentor who will assist the fellow with designing a plan for programs to attend and interviews with leaders. Daily, the Nurse Fellow will write a “news brief” that will be sent out via electronic blasts and highlight programs and events from the day. The Fellow will also author an editorial that will be run in the Journal of Trauma Nursing following the meeting to summarize their experience and put out call for future Nurse Fellows.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014Workshop: 7:00 am -3:30 pm
Optimal Trauma Center Organization & Management Course
Jeff Young, MD, Judy Mikhail, MSN, MBA, RN, and Amy Koestner, MSN, RN
This course is taught by physicians and nurses with the goal of enhancing a trauma center system of care and improving patient care. Whether a verified mature trauma center or a hospital preparing for designation, this course is designed to assist participants to create strategies, processes, and operations to support trauma center systems based upon their own environments. The course is highly recommended for trauma medical directors, trauma program managers / coordinators, and administrators.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014Sunrise Session: 7:00 – 7:50 am
The Golden Circle: How to Inspire Action by Moving from What to Why
Stephanie Czhuajewski, CAE
- Explain the concept of the Golden Circle.
- Demonstrate successful applications of the “Start with WHY” concept to a trauma program
- Create a “why” statement for a trauma program.
Plenary Session: 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Strategies to Improve and Optimize Trauma Finances
Samir Fakhry, MD and Besty Seislove, MSN, RN, CCRN
- Discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with trauma billing and coding.
- Understand healthcare economics and costs.
- Review specific strategies to increase trauma revenue in partnership with hospital finance/senior leadership.
Thursday, January 16, 2014Sunrise Session: 7:00 – 7:50 am
Games Children Play: What Starts as Fun Leads to Tragedy
Janice Deljiorno, MSN CCRN ACNP-BC and Karen MaCauley, DHA, MEd, BSN
- Identify childhood developmental milestones that place them at increased risk for injury.
- Categorize children at risk for child abuse and identify specific times of increased risk to children.
- Describe the consequences of magnet & battery ingestion.
- List at least three “club drugs” that are common in the adolescent population.
- Explain the risks associated with teenage driving.
- Describe examples of behaviors adolescents participate in that are risky and can lead to injury.
Friday, January 17, 2014Sunrise Session: 7:00 – 7:50 am
Practical Application of Radiographic Images to Trauma Clinical Care
Martin Zielinski, MD and Corinna Sicoutris, ARNP
- Describe the basics of reading radiographic images.
- Apply the concepts to specific case scenarios focusing on radiographic work-up of trauma cases.