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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 2

Pre-Conference Day 1 Day 2 Biographies

Friday, April 1, 2011 - Full Conference Sessions
6:30 AM – 4:30 PM - Conference Registration Open
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:40 AM: DAYBREAK PLENARY SESSION II: Data, Quality, and Outcomes
Moderator - Madonna Walters, MS, RN

To improve patient care for the injured, trauma centers are expected to benchmark their data and trend complications, 'never' events, mortality, and other outcomes. The goal of benchmarking is to identify opportunities for improvement that ultimately lead to better clinical practices and better trauma care. In this session, you can enhance your understanding of the "how to" of data trending with lessons from TQIP, the military's JTTR, and internal error analysis. This session is open to all who have registered for the full conference.

7:30 – 7:50 AM: TQIP (Trauma Quality Improvement Program): Do the Data Tell the Whole Story About Outcomes
Michael D. Pasquale, MD, FACS, FCCM
Chief, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care,Senior Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Medical Center • Allentown, Pennsylvania

7:50 – 8:10 AM: Performance Improvement & Battlefield Outcomes: Impact of the JTTR (Joint Theater Trauma Registry)
COL Brian J. Eastridge, MD, FACS
Director, Joint Trauma System Programs, US Army Institute of Surgical Research • Fort Sam Houston, TX
Mary Ann Spott, MPA, MSIS, MBA, RHIA, CPHQ
Deputy Director, JTTS–Programs and Operations , US Army Institute for Surgical Research • Fort Sam Houston, TX

8:10 – 8:30 AM: Trauma CSI: Using Error Analysis to Identify Opportunities for Improvement
Heidi Hotz, RN
Trauma Program Manager • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center • Los Angeles, CA

8:30 – 8:40 AM: Panel Q & A

8:50 AM – 10:00 AM: PLENARY SESSION III: Trauma Resuscitation
Moderator - Vicki Bennett, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN

Effective trauma resuscitation is a keystone of trauma care, and requires a coordinated effort and communication from all team members. While the A-B-C's provide structure, the team must be ready, vigilant, and organized to achieve success—regardless of civilian or military settings. During this plenary session, three trauma leaders discuss common errors in resuscitation, challenges in hemorrhage control, and resuscitation of the elderly.

8:50 – 9:10 AM: Stop the Bleeding
COL Brian J. Eastridge, MD, FACS
Director, Joint Trauma System Programs, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX

9:10 – 9:30 AM: Common Errors in Resuscitation
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS
CDepartment of Surgery/Trauma, General Surgery Residency Program Director, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

9:30 – 9:50 AM: Trauma Resuscitation in the Elderly
Jorie Klein, RN, MSN
Director, Trauma Program & Disaster Management, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, Texas

9:50 – 10:00 AM: Panel Q & A

10:30 AM – 11:50 AM: PLENARY SESSION IV: Challenging Times, Compassion, and Transparency
Moderator - Melinda Case, RN

For some time now, family presence during resuscitation has been controversial, and families are sent to waiting rooms while the trauma team performs life-saving measures. These practices endure in spite of growing research that family presence is beneficial to patients and families. Some resistance stems from fear of malpractice lawsuits, though recent studies suggest that the opposite may be true: Family presence fosters appreciation for the trauma team's efforts to do "everything possible." These three speakers will explore the issues surrounding both family presence during resuscitation and the perceived versus actual malpractice risk associated with open discussion of errors.

10:30 – 10:50 AM: Family Presence During Resuscitation: Looking Back 10 Years
Jorie Klein, RN, MA
Director, Trauma Program & Disaster Management, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, Texas

10:50 – 11:20 AM: Are We Ready for Family Presence?
Mae Ann Pasquale, PhD, RN
Asst Professor of Nursing ,Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

11:20 – 11:40 AM: Open Discussion of Errors: Does it Increase Malpractice Risk?
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS
CDepartment of Surgery/Trauma, General Surgery Residency Program Director, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

11:40 – 11:50 AM: Panel Q & A


Moderator – Sue Cox, RN, MSN, CEN, PHN—2010 President, STN

Donald Jenkins, MD, FACS
Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota

The Society of Trauma Nurses is pleased to announce Dr. Donald Jenkins as the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Lectureship Award. Dr. Jenkins is the 2010 president of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). In 2008, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after having served as the Trauma Medical Director at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. For over a decade, Dr. Jenkins was responsible for all trauma medical care and administration at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, the USAF's only American College of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Trauma Center. He was also the Flight Commander and Chairman of General Surgery for 59MDW. How fitting that he should return to San Antonio for this award.

Currently, Dr. Jenkins is a Senior Associate Consultant for the Division of Trauma of Critical Care and Surgery for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as well as the Trauma Medical Director and Associate Professor of Surgery in the College of Medicine there. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.

1:15 – 2:15 PM - Poster-Viewing, Networking & Prize Drawing
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM : PLENARY SESSION V: Rapid Fire Countdown
Moderator - Betsy Seislove, RN, MSN, CCRN

We countdown to the end of this year's conference, and wrap up with four "rapid fire" trauma topics that should keep you thinking on your way home.

Marilyn "Mac" McFarland describes the top ten ways to avoid being fooled by patients at triage, including some lessons we tend to forget. Holly Bair offers sage advice about improving throughput time, to reduce waiting, frustration, and costs. Wendi McNabb distills the key elements of initial burn assessment to the top five that should be done in the first five minutes of care. And Paula Yuma offers three injury prevention strategies that can reap immediate positive results without the expenditure of any money.

Trauma Patient Triage: 10 Ways to be Schooled, Not Fooled
Marilyn "Mac" McFarland, RN, MS
Trauma Program Manager,University Health Systems, San Antonio, TX

Top Ways to Improve Your Throughput Time
Holly Bair, RN, MSN, NP
Trauma Program Manager,William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Burn Assessment: Five Things in Five Minutes
Wendi McNabb, RN
Trauma and Burn Program Director, University Medical Center Health System, Lubbock, TX

Three for Free: Injury Prevention Strategies
Paula Yuma, MPH, CHES
Injury Prevention Program Manager, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, TX

Panel Q & A

3:15 PM - Closing remarks - Committee and SIG Information

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Special Interest Group (SIGs) & Committee Meetings
Special Interest Group (SIG) and Committee Meetings
The Society's SIGs have evolved to meet the needs of a membership with specialized interests, 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.

Committee Meetings
The STN Committees are dedicated to managing and advancing specific activities relevant to the needs of the membership. The 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:

Committee Meetings SIG Meetings
Education Committee/Compliance Disaster
Disaster Management Committee Neurotrauma
Pediatric Steering Committee Pediatrics
Journal of Trauma Nursing Committee Advanced Practice
Legislation & Public Affairs Committee Military
TOPIC Committee Rural
ATCN Executive Commitee/ATCN Open Forum Injury Prevention
Membership Committee Geriatrics