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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, March 31, 2011 - Full Conference Sessions
6:30 AM – 6:30 PM - Conference & Exhibitor Registration Open
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Continental Breakfast
Full Conference
12.4 CE
7:30 – 8:30 AM: Opening Session & Welcome
Moderator – 2011 STN President-Elect

President's Address and Annual Meeting
Betsy Seislove, RN, MSN, CCRN, STN 2011 President
Trauma Program Manager, Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Your journey to the heart of trauma care starts here, with the Annual Meeting and President's address. This session is open to all full conference attendees. Our incoming STN President, Betsy Seislove, will give an update of STN activities, introduce the Board of Directors, and discuss collaborative strategies for trauma nurses and for trauma centers within trauma systems. This session includes the presentation of STN Awards. Explore and learn more about STN and what it means to be an active member.


8:30 – 10:00 AM: PLENARY SESSION I: Trauma Systems & Disaster Management

A discussion of trauma systems often prompts more questions than answers: Do trauma systems really save lives? What do trauma systems in different states and regions have in common? In the case of natural disasters or terrorist events, are resources dispersed better when there is a functioning trauma system in place? Are trauma systems worth the effort and expense? And finally, are trauma systems at risk in the current era of anti-regulation and cost constraints. These are among the questions that this panel of experts will attempt to address.

8:30 – 8:55 AM: Trauma Systems: A Comprehensive Review of Where We are Today
Michael D. Pasquale, MD, FACS, FCCM
Chief, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care; Senior Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Medical CenterAllentown, Pennsylvania

8:55 – 9:20 AM: Trauma System Survival
Erik Barquist, MD, FACS, FCCM
2011 President, EAST (Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma), Jackson Health System, Miami, Florida

9:20 – 9:45 AM: Disaster Management: The Role of Trauma Systems
Jorie Klein, RN
Director, Trauma Program & Disaster Management, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Parkland, Dallas, Texas

9:45 – 10:00 AM: Panel Q & A


Concurrent Sessions I, 10:15 – 11:15 AM

PREVENTION
The Period of Purple Crying: A Statewide Prevention Program for Abusive Head Trauma
Desmond Runyan, MD, DrPH
University of North Carolina

Armed with the knowledge that infant crying behavior can lead to parent frustration and abusive head trauma, many centers now use prevention materials from the Period of Purple Crying program. A leading child abuse researcher shares information about this empirically tested program.

Moderator – Sally Snow, RN, BSN, CPEN, FAEN

ENVENOMATION
Snakebite! For Some Folks, It Is Trauma
Marilyn "Mac" McFarland, RN, MS
University Health Systems, San Antonio, TX

Snakebite presents challenges related to timeliness of care, availability of resources such as anti-venom, and skilled wound management. This talk provides an overview of the coordinated efforts required to save life and limb when the fangs strike.

Moderator – Tracy Cotner-Pouncy, RN

CLINICAL MANAGEMENT
Management of Multiple Rib Fractures


Erik Barquist MD, FACS, FCCM
2011 EAST President, Jackson Health System• Miami, FL
Michael D. Pasquale, MD, FACS, FCCM
Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown, PA

Multiple rib fractures are a marker for underlying severe injury and are often associated with respiratory compromise, inadequate pain control, and prolonged ventilator care. In this session, two leading trauma surgeons discuss options for optimal treatment of this challenging and difficult to manage traumatic injury.

Moderator – Vicki Bennett, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN

RESEARCH & PUBLICATION
Writing for Publication
Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR
Editor, Journal of Trauma Nursing

Need help bringing your project findings from the analysis stage to publication? This session, presented by the Editor of JTN, will give you practical advice and writing tips designed to increase the chances of getting your work published.

Moderator – Marie Dieter, MSN, RN, PHRN, CEN

NEURO
Gizmos & Gadgets for Neuro ICU Care
Mary Kay Bader, RN, MSN, CCNS, FAHA
Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA

Neuro ICU care has grown in complexity, and is compounded by the presence of devastating injury. Learn about the current state of multi-modality monitoring, including measurement of ICP, brain oxygen, cerebral blood flow, neurochemicals, pupil dynamics, and sedation levels, which enhance conventional neuro assessments.

Moderator – Holly Bair, RN, MSN, NP


11:30 – 12:30 PM - Lunch in the Exhibit Hall:

Grand opening of the Exhibit Hall

Posters available for viewing/Start your "Texas Hold 'em"/Exhibit Hall will remain open until 6:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions II, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

PEDIATRIC TRAUMA
Abusive Head Trauma in Children
Rachel Berger, MD, MPH
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Abusive head trauma among infants and young children is a leading cause of death from child abuse, and its incidence has risen dramatically in the U.S. over the past few years. A nationally recognized expert in the research and clinical care of children with abusive head trauma shares information about the factors influencing this phenomenon, including evaluation diagnosis.

Moderator – Chris McKenna, MSN, RN, CRNP

CLINICAL MANAGEMENT
Burns - Initial Burn Care for Non-Burn Centers
Wendi McNabb, RN
University Medical Center Health System, Lubbock, TX

Mass casualty events and multiple burn patients can exhaust surge capacity in a region, leaving non-burn centers to manage these patients for days instead of hours. In this session, learn from a burn program director about the key elements of early stabilization and management of burn patients.

Moderator – Holly Bair, RN, MSN, NP

LEGISLATION
Taking Trauma Legislation to the Finish Line


Paula Yuma, MPH, CHES
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX
Timothy L. Ohrum
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Whether it's a booster seat law or funding a trauma system, passing trauma legislation requires collaboration among trauma centers, legislators, lobbyists, and organizations that share similar goals. In this session, two speakers share lessons learned from their legislative efforts.

Moderator – Juliet Geiger, RN, MSN

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
ORAL ABSTRACT WINNERS
Evidence-Based Practice

Authors, TBA
The top three submissions in the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) category are presented at this session. This is an opportunity to review EBP projects from a variety of trauma centers.

Moderator – Marie Dieter, MSN, RN, PHRN, CEN

NEURO
Gizmos & Gadgets for Neuro ICU Care (Repeat)
Mary Kay Bader, RN, MSN, CCNS, FAHA
Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA

Neuro ICU care has grown in complexity, and is compounded by the presence of devastating injury. Learn about the current state of multi-modality monitoring, including measurement of ICP, brain oxygen, cerebral blood flow, neurochemicals, pupil dynamics, and sedation levels, which enhance conventional neuro assessments.

Moderator – Vicki Bennett, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN


Concurrent Sessions III, 2:15 – 3:15 PM

PEDIATRIC TRAUMA
Non-Accidental Abdominal Trauma in Children
Nilda Garcia, MD
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central, Texas Austin, TX

Factors like late reporting and the lack of external signs of injury make inflicted abdominal trauma in children more likely to have associated complications that can lead to death. In this session, a leading pediatric surgeon describes characteristics and treatment of non-accidental abdominal trauma in children.

Moderator – Deb Brown, RN, BSN, MHA

CLINICAL MANAGEMENT
Burns - Initial Burn Care for Non-Burn Centers (Repeat)
Wendi McNabb, RN
University Medical Center Health System, Lubbock, TX

Mass casualty events and multiple burn patients can exhaust surge capacity in a region, leaving non-burn centers to manage these patients for days instead of hours. Learn about the key elements of early stabilization and management of burn patients in this session, from a burn program director.

Moderator – Rose Bolenbaucher, MSN, RN

ENVENOMATION
Snakebite! For Some Folks, It Is Trauma (Repeat)
Marilyn "Mac" McFarland, RN, MS
University Health Systems, San Antonio, TX

Snakebite presents challenges related to timeliness of care, availability of resources such as anti-venom, and skilled wound management. This talk provides an overview of the coordinated efforts required to save life and limb when the fangs strike.

Moderator – Tom Ellison, RN, MSN, CCRN

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
ORAL ABSTRACT WINNERS
Research

Authors, TBA
The top four submissions in the Research category are presented at this session. This is an opportunity to review trauma research projects from a variety of trauma centers.

Moderator – Marie Dieter, MSN, RN, PHRN, CEN

RESEARCH & PUBLICATION
Getting Started With Evidence-Based Practice at the Bedside
Mae Ann Pasquale, PhD, RN
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

Tackling an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) project for the first time can be daunting, especially if the research seems far-removed from the bedside. This talk will help you get started with your EBP idea by discussing the steps needed for a successful project.

Moderator – Betsy Seislove, RN, MSN, CCRN


4:00 – 6:30 PM - Brain Teasers & Palate Pleasers

Welcome Reception, Poster Judging & Optional CE:

Trauma Management Updates(exhibitor sponsored): 1.2 CE
Poster Review: 1.0 CE to 4.0 CE

Visit the exhibits to play Texas Hold 'em and win valuable prizes! (Prize drawing on Friday)