Friday April 18 , 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 26th Annual Scientific Assembly


January 15, 2013, 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM                  

NEW Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course
TOPIC is a one-day course that was developed by a seasoned group of trauma leaders, to assist participants with the Performance Improvement (PI) process in trauma care.

TOPIC focuses on skill development for trauma program staff who are involved in the ongoing evaluation of trauma care across the continuum. It offers concrete strategies for the monitoring with data driven evaluation of trauma care, loop closure, and patient outcomes. The course provides practical lessons for all levels of trauma centers, from entry level to those who have achieved a mature phase of program development.

It consists of 8 modules in PI and outcomes assessment, and will introduce taxonomy terminology  and categories applications. The course also includes various case vignettes in interactive group forums for application of the PI process, sample documents, and templates. TOPIC can now be co-taught by both nurse and physician faculty.  

January 16, 2013                              

Sunrise Session, 7:00 AM – 7:50 PM - Recognizing and Caring for the Victim of Domestic Violence
Speaker: Valorie Prulhiere, BSN, RN, SANE-A
Medical-Forensic Consultant, United States Armed Forces
Trainer/ Consultant, Ohio SART Training Team
Summa Health System


  1. Describe what interpersonal violence is and the relationship to different types of abuse
  2. Explain the hidden signs that your patient may be experiencing domestic violence
  3. Discuss the impact that abuse has on the patient and how the trauma professional can intervene

Plenary Session, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM - The Burden of Urban Youth Violence: A Plea for Prevention
Speakers: Glen Tinkoff, MD, FACS
Associate Chair Surgery Department
Christiana Care Health System

Det Gregory Scheffer
Phoenix Police Department, Crimes Against Children

Paul Carrillo, CADCA
Injury Prevention Coordinator
St. Francis Medical Center


  1. Discuss the burden of urban youth violence
  2. Outline characteristics of urban gangs and their focus on violence
  3. Review the essential elements of effective violence intervention programs

January 17, 2013

Sunrise Session, 7:00 AM – 7:50 PM - Medications and Trauma: How Do You Combine Them to Make Them Work?
Speakers: Michael Metzler, MD, FACS, FCCM
Trauma/Acute Surgery
Colorado Health Medical Group, Medical Center of the Rockies

Marilynn Bartley, RN, FNP-BC
Advanced Practice Nurse, Trauma Service
Christiana Care Health System


  1. Discuss how totreat the effectsofat-home medications that impact trauma resuscitation
  2. Discuss current drug shortages that impact the care of trauma patients along with alternative medication options
  3. Identify strategies to assure best practice and consistent medication practice are utilized in the care of the trauma patient  

January 18, 2013

Sunrise Session, 7:00 AM – 7:50 PM - Practical Collaborative Trauma Research
Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR
Editor, Journal of Trauma Nursing
Assistant Professor, Marquette University, College of Nursing
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Medical College of Wisconsin  


  1. Discuss how research studies are integrated into trauma practice and avoid pitfalls
  2. Describe how to prepare trauma research for publication

More information and registration links are available in the EAST brochure available for download at