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THURSDAY, MARCH 22

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM STN Annual Member Meeting
Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN, RN, CEN, STN President
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM President's Address
Presenter: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN, STN President-Elect
Moderator: Cynthia Blank-Reid MSN, RN, CEN, STN President
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Plenary Session #1: Opening Keynote

Christine Schulman, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, AACN President
Moderator: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN
Christine Schulman is president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). She is a critical care and trauma clinical nurse specialist at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon. She was previously a trauma and critical care nursing consultant after working several years as a trauma and surgery clinical nurse specialist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She obtained most of her bedside clinical experience as a staff nurse in the surgical ICU at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and earlier in her career she held critical care and emergency nursing positions in Wyoming and Colorado. Schulman has also been an adjunct clinical instructor at Oregon Health & Science University, Seattle University and University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions Round 1

Using the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) Metrics Data to Change Clinical Practice
Presenters: Pam Bourg, PhD, RN, TCRN, FAEN
Moderator: Liz Atkins, MSN, RN, CCRN-K


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“Tell Me What To Do!”: Understanding and Executing Controversial EAST Practice Management Guidelines from the Authors
Presenters: Bryce Robinson, MD, MS, FACS, FCCM
Arash Mahajerin, MD, MSCr
Mayur Patel, MD, MPH

Moderator: Joan Pirrung, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

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Dusk to Dawn: A Hospital-Based Youth Violence Prevention Program
Presenter: Ashley Emmel, MSN, MBA, RN
Moderator: Bobbie O’Connell


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When The Trauma Patient Becomes the Stroke Patient: Cervical Artery Dissection
Presenter: Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAEN
Moderator: Lynn Eastes, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC


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Don’t Get Burned in the Trauma Bay: The Trauma Nurse’s Handbook for (Pediatric) Burn Care
Presenter: Debbie Harrell, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Moderator: Lori Moss


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The Social Determinants of Trauma and Violence: Drivers of Trauma Disparities
Presenter: Judy Mikhail, PhD, MBA, MSN, BSN
Moderator: Carrie Chrismarich


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11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

Concurrent Sessions Round 2

Oral Abstract Winners: Evidence Based Practice
Moderator: Coleen Dever, AGCNS-BC, RN, CEN

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Gun Violence in the United States: It's (Not Just) About the Guns
Presenter: Robert Winfield, MD, FACS
Moderator: David Meysenburg, MSN, RN

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The Not So Secret Compartments: Compartment Syndrome and Its Consequences
Presenter: Jane McCormack, BSN, RN, TCRN
Moderator: Terri Stewart, MS, MSM, RN

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ECMO for the Trauma Patient: Challenges, Successes, and the Role of the Nurse
Presenter: Jessica Hamiltion, BSN, RN, CCRN
Moderator: Pam Bilyeau

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Bridging the PI Gap: Turning “Criteria Deficiency 4-3” Into “Can Do 4-3”
Presenter: Amy Koestner, MSN, RN
Carol Immermann, BSN

Moderator: Roy Ball, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS

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A Moment of Silence: Dealing with the Aftermath of a Pediatric Trauma Code
Presenter: LeAnne Young, MSN, RN, TCRN
Moderator: Heather Timmons

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12:10 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Prize Drawing: 1:15pm – 1:30pm
Posters displayed for review
Photographer available for free headshots
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions Round 3

Oral Abstract Winners: Research
Moderator: Liz Atkins, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

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A Classic Game With a New Twist- Concentration: Trauma Nurse Edition!
Presenters: Diana Clapp, BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN
Lynn Gerber Smith, MS, RN, TCRN

Moderator: Debra Kitchens, BSN, MBA, CEN, TCRN, NRP

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TIPPI - Tech Ki-yay!: Free and Easy Tech Tools for TIPPI (Trauma Injury Prevention and Performance Improvement) Programs
Presenter: Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP
Moderator: Cassondra Richard, RN, CEN, TCRN

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Writing for the Journal of Trauma Nursing: How to Develop and Enhance Your Manuscript in the Digital Age
Presenters: Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE
Kristen Chreiman, MSN, CCRN

Moderator: Carolann VinZant, RN

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Recognizing Victims of a Hidden Crime: Human Trafficking Victims in Your Pediatric Trauma Bay
Presenter: Linda Roney, EdD, RN-BC, CPEN, CNE
Moderator: Jackie Desilva, RN

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Compassion Fatigue and You
Moderator: Dan Kiff, MN, RN
Presenter: Gina Berg, PhD, MBA

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2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Plenary Session II: Leadership Panel

Sarah Mattocks, MSN, RN, FNP-C, TCRN
Amy Krichten, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Shawn Patton, RN, CEN, TCRN
Jasmine Garces-King, DNP, RN, CCRN, TCRN, ACNP-BC
This session will describe the key components of how to be a successful leader in a complex trauma organization. Additionally, discussion of barriers to success and lessons learned from novice to expert leaders will be presented. The participants will acquire tools to utilize in their professional career and practice to make them successful.
  • 2:45PM - 3:00 PM Introduction to leadership committee (past, present & future); How STN can help you succeed as a leader in your organization?: Sarah Mattocks, RN, MSN, FNP-C, TCRN
  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Leadership Journey, lessons learned and STN involvement (State designation): Amy Krichten, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Leadership Journey, lessons learned and STN involvement (Level IV): Shawn Patton, RN, CEN, TCRN
  • 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Leadership Journey, lessons learned and STN involvement-(Level II & AP): Jasmine Garces-King, DNP, RN, CCRN, TCRN, ACNP-BC
  • 3:45 PM - 3:50 PM Q&A

4:00 PM Closing
Roy Ball, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Session
Poster Judging & Participant Viewing (Optional CE)