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!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - Pre-Conference Sessions
Note: Space is limited and separate registration fees for each session apply – register early!!
For the TOPIC course and the Optimal Trauma Center Organization course, registration includes course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break. For the half-day pre-conferences (in the afternoon), registration includes course materials and an afternoon break.
|7:45 – 4:30 PM, Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)|
Kate FitzPatrick, RN, MSN, CRNP-BC
Kathleen D. Martin, MSN, RN, CCRN
TOPIC was developed by a seasoned group of trauma leaders, to assist participants with the Performance Improvement (PI) process in trauma care. This one-day course 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 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. TOPIC consists of 12 modules in PI and outcomes assessment, and includes over 50 case study examples, sample documents, and templates.
Moderator – Connie Mattice, RN, MSN, CCRN, ANP
|8:00 – 4:00 PM, Optimal Trauma Center Organization & Management Course|
Frank “Tres” Mitchell, III, MD, MHA, FAC
Judy Mikhail, RN, MSN, MBA
Amy Koestner, MSN, RN
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) have partnered to develop the Optimal Trauma Center Organization & Management Course.
The course is designed to assist Trauma Medical Directors, Trauma Program Managers/Coordinators, Administrators, Trauma Registrars, State/Region personnel and other disciplines involved in trauma.
Moderator – Amy Koestner, RN, MSN
|12:30 – 4:35 PM, Getting Started: A Primer on Trauma Research & Evidence-Based Practice|
Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR
Holly Bair, MSN, RN, NP
Melanie Brewer, DNSc, RN
Alice Gervasini, PhD, RN
Trauma centers and hospitals seeking magnet status are expected to conduct trauma research and integrate evidence-based standards into their practice. But not all trauma program staff feel they are prepared for the challenge. This dynamic half-day course will provide a great introduction – or a review – for the trauma professional whose work includes research or publication.
This 4-hour pre-conference is designed to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the basic knowledge and tools necessary to participate in the design and implementation of trauma research projects and evidence-based practice (EBP) projects. Each participant is asked to bring one idea for a research or EBP project: During the small group breakout session, faculty will help each participant develop that idea. The course includes:
Whether you are a new to research and feeling intimidated, or if you are someone who just needs a little refresher, this course can help you navigate your way to a successful project.
Moderator – Pat Manion, RN, MS, CCRN, CEN
|12:30 – 4:35 PM, Discover the World of Pediatric Trauma|
Pam Pieper, PhD, ARNP, PNP-BC
Diana Fendya, MSN, RN
Mary Aitken, MD, MPH
Sue Rzucidlo, MSN, RN
Joe Perno, MD
For those who care for injured children, the timely dissemination of pediatric trauma research and up to date injury prevention strategies rank among the highest priorities. Unintentional injury remains the leading cause of death in children after age 1, and members of STN’s Pediatric Special Interest Group (SIG) have led the way in promoting research, prevention, and education for this special population. Their latest initiative is this superb half-day course, DISCOVER THE WORLD OF PEDIATRIC TRAUMA.
Join top pediatric leaders at this course, as they share their cutting-edge knowledge on the following topics:
This half-day program is intended for anyone who cares for injured children. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to connect with your colleagues in pediatric trauma.
Research Panel – Moderator: Sally Snow, BSN, RN, FAEN
|12:30 – 4:35 PM, Managing the Neurotrauma Patient – From Advanced Practice to Outcomes|
Laura Criddle, PhD, RN, CEN, CCNS, CNRN
Cristy Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC
Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MSN, CEN
Kimberly Meyer, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNRN
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) confronts trauma nurses with some of their most challenging patients. Neurotrauma patients require complex assessment and interventions, whether their mechanism of injury is high energy - like blast or gunshot, or low energy – like a fall. As a result of improved care, nearly 5.3 million Americans now survive TBI, and many live with disabilities.
In response to this challenge, STN’s Neurotrauma and Advanced Practice Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) bring you this half-day pre-conference. When you set sail here, you’ll discover the latest information on best practices and outcomes from four experts in neuroscience and advanced practice. Topics include:
If you care for TBI patients at any phase of their care, this course will enhance your practice with both its insightful overview and its practical advice.
Moderators – Linda Reinhart, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN and Yvonne Michaud, RN, MSN