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Friday April 25 , 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!

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EAST 25th Annual Scientific Assembly

The 2012 scientific assembly took place January 10-14, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida at Disney's Contemportary Resort. Since 2003 STN has been partnering with EAST to provide nursing educational sessions and this program promises to offer you a variety of options to earn contact hours and network with your peers!! Take advantage of this opportunity to travel south to warm weather in January while also attending a great conference.

STN is presenting the following sessions at the EAST 2012 Scientific Assembly:
  • Preconference - Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)
  • Sunrise Session - Anticoagulants in the Injured Patient: Challenges in Management
  • Sunrise Session - How Social Media Impacts Injury Prevention
  • Sunrise Session - Planning for the Future – Evidence Based Succession Planning
  • Plenary Session - When the Stakes are Lives, Its No Game (Crew Resource Management Application)

Additionally, the program includes:

  • Curriculum for Advanced Practitioners in Trauma: Recommendations from the EAST Advanced Practitioners Ad Hoc Committee
  • Teaching the Principles of PI to Community and Rural Hospitals
  • Advanced Practitioners in Trauma

Save the Date - join us for the STN Networking Reception on Thursday, November 12. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with your fellow STN members and learn more about current projects and initiatives. Stop by the STN booth at the meeting to learn more and pick up an invitation.

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Society of Trauma Nurses - East Board Nurse Fellow Program

The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Foundation Board in collaboration with the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) has established a Nurse Fellow program.

The purpose of the program is to provide exposure of trauma nurses to the EAST 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 Board 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. Mentoring from the JTN Editorial Review Board will be provided. The Nurse Fellow will be introduced during the Scientific Assembly and at both the STN Networking Reception and the EAST Business Meeting.

Nomination information and applications are released in the summer each year.

STN – EAST Foundation Nurse Fellow Program Recipient

STN and the EAST Foundation are pleased to announce Katie Heldt, RN, BSN, and Trauma Program Manager with Iowa Methodist Medical Center as the 2012 STN – EAST Foundation Nurse Fellow Program recipient.

The purpose of the program is to provide exposure of trauma nurses to the EAST 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 Board Nurse Fellow program.

The successful candidate 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.

The Nurse Fellow will be introduced during the Scientific Assembly and at both the STN Networking Reception and the EAST Business Meeting.

Congratulations Katie!