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!
Leadership Development Committee
Amanda is the Trauma Program Coordinator at Deaconess Regional Trauma Center in Southern Indiana, Evansville. Deaconess is a ACS Level II Trauma Center and a State of Illinois Level II Trauma Center. Amanda earned her BSN from University of Southern Indiana and is currently enrolled in an MSN program at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Amanda worked for several years in the Trauma ICU as a bedside nurse before transitioning into the leadership side of trauma care. Amanda enjoys being a leader and mentor to her trauma services staff and the clinical staff of the hospital. As a newer leader, she understands the value and importance of leadership development and mentoring and is excited and honored to be part of the STN Leadership Committee! On a personal note, she has a handsome 1 year old son, Jackson, and has been married for almost four years.
Wendy Hums is the Trauma Program Manager at Stanford University Medical Center, an academic Level I Trauma Center in Stanford, CA. She has been at Stanford since 2009. She earned her BSN from Indiana University of South Bend, IN and is currently pursuing her MSN. Wendy serves as faculty for ATCN (STN), TNCC (ENA), and the Trauma Program Manager Course (ATS), and also serves as Course Coordinator for ATLS (ACS). Wendy participates in the Trauma Manager's Association of California, Bay Area Regional Trauma Coordinating Committee, and Santa Clara County, CA Trauma System. She is a Section Editor for the Journal of Trauma Nursing. Prior to Stanford, she was the TPM at Level I and II community-based Trauma Centers. Her background includes Emergency, Trauma, ICU and OR nursing.
Amy E. Krichten
Amy has been the TPM at York Hospital since 2008. She graduated from Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing and Franklin & Marshal College. She earned her BSN from Regis University of Denver, CO. Prior to her current role, she served as the Clinical Director of Orthopaedic & Spine Specialist, Nurse Manager of the TSICU at Lancaster General Hospital, and Education Coordinator/Charge Nurse in York Hospital's Emergency Department. Amy participates in her states Registry Quarterly Report Workgroup and Inclusion Criteria Committees.
Amber has been the trauma program manager at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for 10 years. She's served as state president for the MS Emergency Nurses Association, MS American Trauma Society, and is currently appointed to bring the Society of Trauma Nurses to MS. She is faculty for TNCC and ENPC and served as course director for ATCN. Currently she chairs the MS Trauma Rules and Regulations Committee and the STN Legislative Committee. In 2009, Amber was appointed by the governor to the MS EMS Advisory Council and MS Trauma Advisory Council which she continues to serve as an active board member.
Karen is the Trauma Program Director at All Children's Hospital (St Petersburg, FL) where she has been for the last 4 years. Prior to ACH, she was the TPM at a rural level 2 trauma center and an urban level 1 trauma center. Her nursing background is in ED, ICU and as a flight nurse. Karen currently serves the STN on the Board as a Director at Large.
Sarah is the Trauma Program Coordinator at Meadville Medical Center, a community hospital in rural Pennsylvania which is currently in pursuit of Level III Accreditation. Sarah earned her BSN from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is currently enrolled in an MSN program at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Prior to trauma, her nursing background included ED and forensic nursing.
Gail has been the TPM at St. Luke's Hospital, an Adult Level I Trauma Center, since 2005. She graduated from Cedar Crest College (BS/Nursing) in 1996 and Drexel (MSN/Clinical Trials Research) in 2009. Prior to her current role, she was the research coordinator for the trauma program at St. Luke's for 3 years. Her clinical experience is pulmonary/trauma/step-down and hands-on care is where she is happiest. She is currently the VP of STTI/Upsilon Alpha Chapter and an active member. She loves quality/performance improvement and leadership activities and feels her strengths are data analysis, spreadsheets, and computers/technology in general. She thinks "outside the box" whenever possible. She has a beautiful 2 year old son, Colden, and has been married to her husband, Tom, for 9 years.