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Friday April 25 , 2014

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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TOPIC Courses

TOPIC

The STN TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the ongoing assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care. The Society of Trauma Nurses has developed the "Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the ongoing assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes.

The TOPIC course is taught in a one day interactive Modular Format, customized to best meet the needs of the individual trauma care provider participants who have varying levels of experience with trauma performance improvement. The course offers practical application for all Levels of trauma centers, from entry level to mature phase of program development. The Modules are taught with a focus on didactic, operational definitions, sample tools, case study examples and take home points.

TOPIC is offered by the Society of Trauma Nurses several times a year in various rotating locations. If you, your institution or professional organization are interested in having the STN provide this course, in conjunction with your next conference or symposium or as a stand alone course, please contact STN Headquarters.

Upcoming Courses and Program Information


April 17, 2014, Hollywood, FL at Memorial Regional Hospital/Trauma Center
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May 4, 2014, Atlantic City, NJ at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Annual Trauma Symposium
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May 6, 2014, St. Louis, MO at Barnes Jewish Hospital Trends in Trauma
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May 7, 2014, Bend, OR at Sunriver Resort & Lodge
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May 14, 2014
Austin, TX
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May 31, 2014
Christus Health Education Resource Center
Beaumont, TX
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July 8, 2014, Breckenridge, CO at Rocky Mountain Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference
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August 20, 2014
Austin, TX
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Instructor Guidelines, Trainings, & Applications

Course Modules

  • MODULE 1: PIPS Conceptual Plan and Committee Structure
  • MODULE 2: Audit Filters, Core Measures and Variance in Care
  • MODULE 3: Event Identification and Levels of Review
  • MODULE 4: Data Management for PIPS and the Trauma Registry
  • MODULE 5: Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Reports
  • MODULE 6: Peer Review Determination and Confidentiality
  • MODULE 7: Action Plan Development and Implementation
  • MODULE 8: Event Resolution/Institutional Links/Outcome Improvements Vignettes