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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



Thursday, April 12, 2012

Full Conference

10.92 CE

6:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Conference & Exhibitor Registration Open

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 AM
Opening Session & Welcome
Moderator – 2012 STN President-Elect

President's Address and Annual Meeting
Melissa Harte, RN, MS
STN 2012 President, Director of Trauma & Forensics, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Your coastal journey starts here, with the Annual Meeting and President's address. Our incoming STN President, Melissa Harte, will give an update of STN activities, introduce the Board of Directors, present the annual STN Awards, and discuss what it means to be an active member. She will also offer strategies for dealing with the effects of constant vigilance in a world of ongoing disasters.


8:30 AM – 9:45 AM
PLENARY SESSION I: Mass Casualties - Is This the New Normal?
The past 20 years have marked disasters of all types, from man-made to natural phenomenon. As disaster and mass-casualty activities have increased in recent years, many have asked, "Is this the new normal?" Whatever the event—hurricane, flooding, wildfire, bus crash, building collapse, explosion, or mudslide—lessons have been learned and re-learned. During this session three noted speakers discuss their experiences and lessons learned along the way from a variety of multiple patient incidents, coordinating care during the Haiti earthquake, and ending with the more recent tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Moderator: Betsy Seislove, RN, MSN, CCRN - STN 2011 President

8:30–8:50 AM Lessons Learned from Multiple Patient Incidents
Jeffrey P. Salomone, MD, FACS, NREMT-P
President, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

8:50–9:10 AM Haiti Earthquake – Coordinating Care During Chaos
Kelly Nadeau, RN, MN, EMHP
Healthcare Community Preparedness Director, Georgia Department of Public Health, Atlanta, GA

9:10–9:30 AM Tsunami & Nuclear Disaster in Japan
Michele Ziglar, MSN, RN
Vice President of Trauma Services, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Gainesville, FL

9:30–9:45 AM Panel Q & A


10:00 – 11:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions

PEDS
Acute Traumatic Brain Injury in Children - Reviewing the Evidence
Danni Brown, RN, MS
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) remains the most frequent cause of disability and death among children in the U.S. Rapid identification and stabilization of injured children is essential for survival and improved outcomes. Join this session to review current approaches to the evaluation and management of children with TBI.
Moderator: Diana Ropele, RN, MSN

RESEARCH
Research Projects that Come From Your Trauma Registry
Holly Bair, MSN, RN NP
William Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, MI
Have you ever wondered about how you could harness your trauma registry data for research? While trauma centers are accustomed to using their databases for quality monitoring, many hesitate to utilize the same data for research. In this session, Holly Bair reviews ten published research papers that arose from simple research questions and were completed with trauma registry data.
Moderator: Marie Dieter, MSN, RN, PHRN, CEN

CLINICAL
Trauma & Coagulopathy - Guidelines for Reversal
Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MSN, CEN
Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
The aging demographic, along with newer anti-thrombotic agents, has presented trauma centers with the challenge of rapid reversal of drugs like warfarin, various anti-platelet drugs, and the direct thrombin inhibitors. If your trauma center has been wondering how to implement a rapid reversal protocol, this session is for you! Learn about the options available, and the evidence to support them.
Moderator: Gina Solomon, RN, CCRN

CLINICAL
Controversies in Pre-Hospital Care
Jeffrey P. Salomone, MD, FACS, NREMT-P
President, EAST, Grady Memorial Hospital - Atlanta, GA
In recent years, the costs & benefits of many pre-hospital EMS practices have undergone scrutiny. This talk reviews current evidence regarding many common EMS interventions, including the use of lights & sirens, helicopters, endotracheal intubation, ACLS, and public access defibrillation.
Moderator: Debra Kitchens, RN, CEN, NREMT-P

NEURO/LEGISLATION
Sports-Related Concussion Injury
David Wright, MD, FACEP
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Tom Buckley, ATC, EdD
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Recent research has shed light on the long-term effects of concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries, especially if these occur in succession. These speakers will provide an overview of current guidelines for evaluation and return to play after concussion, as well as legislative initiatives.
Moderator: Liz Atkins, RN, CCRN


11:10 AM– 12:10 PM
Concurrent Sessions

PEDS
Managing Peds Trauma When There's No Peds Trauma Center
Lisa Gray, RN, BSN, CPN
St. Mary's, Evansville, IL
Lynn Haas, RN, CNP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
The geographic distribution of some trauma centers results in many children being treated in adult centers. Learn how one adult hospital has partnered with a pediatric center to optimize their management of the injured child when there is no pediatric trauma center in a reasonable distance.
Moderator: Sally Snow, RN, BSN, CPEN, FAEN

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Oral Abstract Winners - Evidence-Based Practice
Authors, TBA
The top four submissions in the Evidence-Based Practice 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

RURAL TRAUMA
Rural Trauma Centers - Engagement & Telemedicine
Michele Ziglar, MSN, RN
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
Distance, time, and resources often define the challenges facing rural hospitals and the trauma centers closest to them. Telemedicine offers promising help for assessment, diagnostics, and in some cases even interventions. Michele Ziglar discusses related issues and telemedicine solutions in this session.
Moderator: Carol Immerman, RN, BSN

CLINICAL/MILITARY
The Mangled Extremity
MAJ Kenneth Wilson, MD, FACS
Grady/Morehouse, Atlanta, GA
Mangled extremities are difficult to manage in the best of circumstances. Limb salvage versus amputation remains controversial, and is made in the context of injury severity, age, health status, the presence of other injuries, and available resources. With reference to his civilian and military experiences, Dr. Wilson provides an overview of this complex topic.
Moderator: Kathy Martin, MSN, RN, CCRN

NEURO/LEGISLATION
Sports-Related Concussion Injury
David Wright, MD, FACEP
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Tom Buckley, ATC, EdD
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Recent research has shed light on the long-term effects of concussions and other mild traumatic brain injuries, especially if these occur in succession. These speakers will provide an overview of current guidelines for evaluation and return to play after concussion, as well as legislative initiatives.
Moderator: Kelly Vaughn, RN, MSN, CEN


12:00 PM– 1:15 PM
Lunch Served in the Exhibit Hall
Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall

Posters available for viewing


1:30 PM– 2:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions

PEDS
To CT or Not to CT? That is the Question
Sally Jo Zuspan, RN, MSN
PECARN, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
CT imaging of injured children poses risks of radiation-induced malignancy. But how much is too much? Join this nursing researcher from the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) to discuss the application of decision rules in identifying children for whom CT might be unnecessary.
Moderator: Kathy Haley, RN

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

CLINICAL
Trauma & Coagulopathy – Guidelines for Reversal
Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MA
Temple University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
The aging demographic, along with newer anti-thrombotic agents, has presented trauma centers with the challenge of rapid reversal of drugs like warfarin, various anti-platelet drugs, and the direct thrombin inhibitors. If your trauma center has been wondering how to implement a rapid reversal protocol, this session is for you! Learn about the options available, and the evidence to support them.
Moderator: Elaine Frantz, RN, BSN, MA

DISASTER/CLINICAL
Disaster-Related Diseases & Complications
Kelly Nadeau, RN, MN, EMHP
Healthcare Community Preparedness Georgia Dept of Public Health – Atlanta, GA
After the euphoria of being rescued, there is a realization of a 'down-side' to living in a tent: Temporary living conditions following disasters are often population-dense and resource-limited. Learn about the challenges of managing dehydration, exposure (hot and cold), malnutrition, contagious diseases, maternal & infant mortality, and PTSD, to name a few.
Moderator: Greg Pereira, RN, BSN, MBA

CLINICAL/MILITARY
The Mangled Extremity
MAJ Kenneth Wilson, MD, FACS
Grady/Morehouse, Atlanta, GA
Mangled extremities are difficult to manage in the best of circumstances. Limb salvage versus amputation remains controversial, and is made in the context of injury severity, age, health status, the presence of other injuries, and available resources. With reference to his civilian and military experiences, Dr. Wilson provides an overview of this complex topic.
Moderator: Cheryl Brown, RN, BSN, MPH, CCRN


2:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and 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 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.

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:

SIG & Committee Meetings
2:30 – 3:15 PM 3:15 – 4:00 PM
Room 1 Advanced Practice SIG/Neuro SIG ATCN Open Forum
Room 2 Injury Prevention SIG
Room 3 Membership Committee
Room 4 Pediatric SIG
Room 5 Rural SIG
Room 6 TOPIC Committee