Wednesday April 23 , 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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Conference Schedule, Day 1

Pre-Conference Day 1 Day 2 Biographies

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - Full Conference Sessions
6:30 AM – 6:30 PM - Conference & Exhibitor Registration Open
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Continental Breakfast
Full Conference
12.3 CE
7:30 – 9:00 AM: Opening Session & Welcome
Moderator – President-Elect Betsy Seislove, RN, MSN, CCRN

President’s Address and Annual Meeting
Sue Cox, RN, MS, CEN, PHN – STN President
Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center - San Diego, California

Your voyage of discovery starts here, with the Annual Meeting and President’s address. This session is open to all full conference attendees. STN President, Sue Cox, will give an update of STN activities, introduce the Board of Directors, and discuss leadership strategies for trauma nurses. This session includes the presentation of STN Awards. Explore and learn more about STN and what it means to be an active member.

Advancing Collaborative Trauma Care
Ernest Block, MD, MBA, EMT-P, FACS, FCCM
Holmes Regional Medical Center – Melbourne, Florida

All aspects of effective trauma care depend on successful team building and dynamics. Dr. Ernest Block welcomes STN to Orlando and explores ways to enhance team performance through communication, reinforcement, and ongoing evaluation.

9:15 – 11:30 AM - Concurrent Sessions:
Set your compass for your special interest! These concurrent sessions let you explore and choose sessions that fit your learning needs.
Concurrent Sessions I, 9:15 – 10:15 AM

Injury Risk in Rural Communities: Perception versus Reality
Mary Aitken, MD, MPH
Arkansas Children’s Hospital - Little Rock, Arkansas

Children who live in or visit rural areas are at increased risk of injury for a variety of cultural and environmental reasons. Rural America attracts those responding to the allure of wide open spaces for their recreational activities, including ATV’s, snow mobiles, and water sports. However, these same landscape features – cliffs, steep drop-offs, rolling hills, lakes & rivers, and wooded areas - can increase injury risks for the young or inexperienced. Dr. Aitken discussed how that risk may be coupled with long distances to the nearest trauma center, or difficult EMS access to remote areas. Rural trauma care providers face serious challenges in theses cases, including potential delays to the time of initial assessment and stabilization of the victim.

Moderator - Deb Syverson, RN, BSN, EMT

Top 10 Lessons Learned from Recent Disasters
Michele Ziglar, MSN, RN
Shands at the University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida

Planning for disasters or mass casualty events is essential. The past 20 years have marked disasters of all types, from man-made to natural disasters. Whether the event was a bombing, biohazard, hurricane, flood, oil spill, wildfire, tornado, or bridge collapse, each event was marked by the lessons we learned about our vulnerabilities and our ability to respond. Michele Ziglar presents a recent history of disasters and disaster-preparedness, and challenges us to synthesize what we have learned as we prepare multi-hazard response plans to protect the safety of our citizens. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

Moderator – Diane Dubinski, RN, TNS, CEN

Oral Abstract Winners - RESEARCH

The top three submissions in the Research category are presented at this session.

Moderators – Marie Dieter, MSN, RN, PHRN, CEN & Janice DelGiorno, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNP – Co-chairs, Abstract Review Committee

Delirium & Psychosis in the ICU
Jonathan Cohen, MD
Tampa General Hospital, University of South Florida

Critical care nurses have long observed the delirium and “ICU psychosis” experienced by some patients, which was historically felt to be inconsequential and reversible. Recent studies have found that delirium rates have been under-reported, and that delirium is associated with increased length-of-stay, higher mortality rates, and long-term cognitive impairment following critical illness. Dr. Cohen discusses the risk factors for delirium and psychosis in the ICU along with screening procedures and both pharmacological and non-pharmacological recommendations for treatment and prevention.

Moderator – Betsy Seislove, RN, MSN, CCRN

Concurrent Sessions II, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Recombinant Factor VIIa: Separating Fact from Fantasy
Laura Criddle, PhD, RN, CEN, CCNS, CNRN
Laurelwood Consulting - Scappoose, Oregon

Recombinant factor VIIa has become very popular in the treatment of traumatic bleeding, in spite of its significant cost. But what does the evidence show about its efficacy in various clinical situations? Laura Criddle will discuss which patients benefit most from rVIIa, along with its indications, complications, pros-and-cons, and nursing implications.

Moderator – Dianna Liebnitzky, MS, BSN, LNCC, CEN

Fetal Trauma – The Other Side of Trauma in Pregnancy
Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MSN, CEN
Temple University Hospital - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For all intents and purposes, the assessment and management of the pregnant trauma patient is no different than that for the non-pregnant patient. What has changed over time is the emerging field of fetal trauma management. Gone are the days when the only assessment we had for the unborn was fetal heart tones. Cindy Blank-Reid discusses common fetal injuries - both blunt and penetrating - as well as the options available for their evaluation and intervention.

Moderator – Mary Jo Pedicino, MSN, RN


The top three submissions in the Evidence-Based Practice category are presented at this session.

Moderators – Marie Dieter, MSN, RN, PHRN, CEN & Janice DelGiorno, MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNP – Co-chairs, Abstract Review Committee

What Makes an Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention Program Successful?

Sydney J. Vail, MD, FACS
Maricopa Medical Center - Phoenix, Arizona

Alcohol use is so strongly associated with injuries that trauma centers are now required to provide alcohol screening and brief intervention programs. But not all centers follow up with patients to evaluate program efficacy over time. Dr. Vail describes positive results from one trauma center’s program, as measured by decreased post-discharge AUDIT scores.

Moderator – Ann Hoover, RN

11:30 – 1:15 PM - Lunch in the Exhibit Hall:

Grand opening of the Exhibit Hall

  • Exhibit Hall will remain open until 6:30 PM
  • Posters are up for viewing
  • Start your “Treasure Hunt!”

1:30 PM– 4:00 PM
Special Interest Group (SIGs) and Committee Meetings:

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings:
The Society’s SIGs have evolved to meet the needs of a membership with specialized interests and needs, through targeted information and education. All STN members are welcome and encouraged to join with those who have similar interests, and attend any of the SIG meetings, even if this is your first time. This year, all of the SIGs will be offering 1.0 contact hour of continuing education (CE) credit.

Committee Meetings:
The STN Committees are dedicated to managing and advancing specific activities relevant to the needs of the membership. The following committees and their members are focused on the development and implementation of a variety of initiatives that benefit all STN members: All committee members are encouraged to attend and participate in strategic planning for the upcoming year.

Each SIG and Committee meets individually to provide an opportunity for the chairs to update members on activities and discuss strategies for developing projects, programs, and/or services that meet the needs of the specific group or committee. The meeting times are as follows:

1:30 – 3:00 PM:

  • Neurotrauma SIG (1 CECH)
  • Injury Prevention SIG (1 CECH)
  • Pediatric SIG (1 CECH)
  • Advanced Practice SIG (1 CECH)
  • Military SIG (1 CECH)
  • Rural SIG (1 CECH)
  • Education Committee
  • ATCN Executive Committee

3:00 – 4:00 PM:

  • Journal of Trauma Nursing – Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Pediatric Committee
  • Disaster Management Committee
  • Legislation & Public Affairs Committe
  • TOPIC Committee
  • ATCN Open Forum

(Please reference the final program for meeting room assignments.)

Optional Credit SIGs
1.0 CE

Welcome Reception, Poster-Judging, and
Exhibitor-Sponsored CE -
Trauma Management Updates

Discover, refresh, and learn - come network and relax with STN and view the posters while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and camaraderie. Consider earning bonus continuing education credit (CE) that will be available from participating exhibitors. The CE offering is called Trauma Management Updates, and consists of a minimum of four 15-minute breakout sessions, totaling 1.2 CE. This is the perfect opportunity to join fellow attendees for an early preview of the remarkable technology, services, and products from conference exhibitors and to expand your contacts in the industry. Exhibitors will also have more clues available for those who are completing their treasure map!

1.2 CE