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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



Friday, April 13, 2012


6:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Conference Registration Open

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
PLENARY SESSION II: What's Happening With the New Green Book?
Michael Rotondo, MD, FACS, FCCM
Chair, American College of Surgeon – Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) & Director, Center of Excellence for Trauma & Surgical Critical Care East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Moderator: Amy Koestner, MSN, RN
For trauma programs, preparing for a site visit means knowing the rules and intricacies of the "Green Book," the current version of Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (published by the American College of Surgeons). With each new version of this book—from blue to gold to green—the trauma center requirements for quality, resources, and monitoring often undergo major changes. In this session, Dr. Rotondo outlines what to expect in the latest re-engineering of the book, which promises to incorporate evidence-based standards of trauma care.

This session is open to all who have registered for the full conference.


8:10 AM – 9:35 AM
PLENARY SESSION III: Trauma Resuscitation
We all know that trauma resuscitation is the keystone of trauma care: What we do, how we do it, and how long it takes are recurring discussion points. In this session, three speakers focus on resuscitation issues, addressing specific injuries and populations. They discuss pulmonary contusions in all ages, damage control in the elderly, and end with a review of trauma resuscitation endpoints that indicate that tissue hypoxia is resolving and the patient is improving.
Moderator: Vicki Bennett, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN

8:10–8:35 AM Pulmonary Contusions: Resuscitation Challenges in All Ages
M. Gage Ochsner, MD, FACS
Trauma Director, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

8:35–9:00 AM Damage Control in the Elderly
Michael Rotondo, MD, FACS
Chair, ACS Committee on Trauma, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

9:00–9:25 AM Trauma Resuscitation Endpoints: Are We There Yet?
Michele Ziglar, MSN, RN
Vice President of Trauma Services, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Gainesville, FL

9:25–9:35 AM Panel Q & A


9:35 AM– 10:15 AM
Break - Exhibits Open

Posters available for viewing


10:15 AM – 11:40 AM
PLENARY SESSION IV: Nagging Trauma Issues
We all have them, we can't get rid of them, and they keep coming back! What to do? This session will cover three nagging patient concerns that confront the trauma team. Complex and difficult, these issues require critical and sometimes "out of the box" thinking to resolve. The speakers will explore current evidence and best practices for clearing c-spines in the obtunded patient, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, and questions around accidental versus intentional hypothermia in trauma.
Moderator: Melinda Case, RN

10:15–10:40 AM Clearing C-Spines in the Obtunded Patient
Joseph Haymore, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNP-BC
Chief Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD

10:40- 11:05 AM VTE Prophylaxis: Current Best Practice
M. Gage Ochsner, MD, FACS
Trauma Director, Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

11:05- 11:30 AM Accidental Versus Intentional Hypothermia in Trauma
Danni Brown, RN, MS
Dir of Research/ Education, Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Phoenix, AZ


11:50 AM – 1:30 PM
Luncheon and Distinguished Lectureship
Mary Kate FitzPatrick, RN, MSN, CRNP-BC
Clinical Director, Nursing Operations & Women's Health, Department of Nursing Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Moderator: Sue Cox, RN, MSN, CPEN, PHN – 2010 President, STN
Kate is a past President of STN (2004), serving on the STN board for 6 years. In addition, Kate was a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Trauma Nursing for over 10 years. Kate was one of the founding authors of the TOPIC course and has served as a chapter author and regional director for the Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses program. Kate has over 25 years of professional nursing experience including administrative leadership in patient safety, quality, nursing operations, trauma system development, and trauma center accreditation. From 1993-1996, she served as State Trauma System Coordinator for the Delaware Division of Public Health and was responsible for overseeing the establishment of a state wide trauma system. Kate currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Foundation Board and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Trauma Society. Kate earned her BSN from the University of Delaware and her MSN in Burn, Emergency, Trauma from Widener University. She earned a post Masters certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Kate is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and will graduate in May, 2012.

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Poster Viewing & Networking - Prize Drawing
Words With Friends

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
PLENARY SESSION V: Rapid Fire Countdown
Our last session features four "rapid fire" speakers to keep your trauma compass pointed toward thought-provoking questions and final take-home lessons.

The 'final four' share information on challenging topics that include: Georgia's ATV injury experience, the implementation of a massive transfusion guideline, lessons learned from a mass-casualty event, and ethical questions around social-networking in the trauma center.
Moderator: Melissa Harte, RN, MS

Live Free or Die: ATV Injuries When Safety Legislation Expires
M. Gage Ochsner, MD, FACS
Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Massive Transfusion – One Trauma Center's Experience
Linda Reinhart, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN
Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown, PA

Lessons Learned from a Sugar Refinery Blast
M. Gage Ochsner, MD, FACS
Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah, GA

Social Networking, Patient Photos, and Other Ethical Issues
Cindy Blank-Reid, RN, MSN, CEN
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Panel Q & A

3:15 PM
Closing Remarks from the President
Conference ends! Now you can grab your compass and look for the beach!