Wednesday, March 21   |   Thursday, March 22   |   Saturday, March 24


7:00 AM – 8:45 AM Breakfast
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Roundtable Session

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

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8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Plenary Session: Update on Changes in Trauma Center Verification

Presenter: Daniel Margulies, MD, FACS
Moderator: Melissa Harte, MS, RN
In this session, recent and upcoming changes to ACS verification standards and an implementation process for best practice guidelines and a system of compliance for your trauma center will be presented and discussed.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Plenary Session: Responding to the Active Shooter: A Personal Story

Presenter: Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS
Moderator: Karen Doyle, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
On July 7, 2016, the Dallas Police Department was ambushed in the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since 9/11/2001. In this presentation, the response to this event, from the initial response through the trauma center and community recovery will be discussed in detail. Participants interested in learning the insights that come from participating and leading this response should attend.
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Plenary Session: Strategies to Increase Plasma Availability

Presenter: Andrew C. Bernard, MD, FACS, EAST President
Moderator: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN
Moderator: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN
Evidence supports timely delivery of plasma, which requires systematic interventions, will improve outcome, however delays are commonplace. In this session, attendees will gain knowledge of the major benefits of early plasma in hemorrhagic shock, learn the major barriers to making plasma available in a timely way and have a better understanding of system interventions that are relevant to their team.
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Plenary Session: Distinguished Lectureship

Presenter: Elizabeth Seislove, MSN, RN
Moderator: Joan Pirrung, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Elizabeth Seislove is currently the Assistant Vice President for Trauma Services with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Nashville, TN. Her responsibilities include assisting HCA verified, upgrading or inaugural trauma programs with accreditation processes, standards of optimal care along with research and evidenced practice throughout the network. Prior to this position, she was the Director of the Trauma Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA, a Regional Level I Adult Trauma Center, a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center and an ABA accredited Burn Center. Preceding the Director position she was an ICU staff nurse in the Shock Trauma Unit, ICU Educator/Advanced practice clinician, followed by the Pediatric Trauma Coordinator, Program Manager then Director.
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

The Trauma Nurse’s Role in Government Affairs/Public Policy: Yes You CAN be Involved

Presenter: Justin Rosen
Moderator: Julie Nash, MSN, RN
This session is designed for staff nurses, managers and practitioners who are interested in working at the regional, state, or federal level to advance public policy issues that are vital to patient care and trauma nursing. Justin Rosen, lobbyist for the ACS, will inform the audience about what the American College of Surgeons is doing on the national front, and how STN can collaborate on these efforts. If you have an interest in advancing injury prevention legislation, trauma funding legislation, etc., this session will give you some tools to know where to get started.
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Plenary Session: Motor Control for Trauma and Advanced Prosthetics

Presenters: Albert Chi, MD
Johnny Matheny

Moderator: Sarah Mattocks, RN, MSN, FNP-C, TCRN
This presentation will help the attendee understand surgical principles of Targeted Muscle Reinnervation, provide an update on the current state of the art in commercially available prosthetic technology and efforts in current advance prosthetic research, and introduce future directions of prosthetics and surgery.
3:30 PM President's Closing
Presenter: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, EMT, NE-BC, TCRN, STN President
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM TCRN Preparatory and Faculty Training Course
Melissa Harte, MS, RN
Sandra Mackey, BSN, RN

There is a separate registration fee of $425 to attend this course.

This 11-hour course will feature expert speakers covering topics specific to the body of knowledge in trauma nursing across the continuum of care, from injury prevention through reintegration to home. The course will also equip attendees with knowledge and resources to teach future STN TCRN Preparatory Courses at their own institutions.

Please note: Participation in the STN TCRN Preparation Course is not mandatory, and will not impact your eligibility to sit for the national certification examinations offered by BCEN®. Disclaimer: Persons participating in the STN TCRN Preparation Course to help prepare for an examination offered by BCEN® acknowledge that there is no guarantee stated or implied that participation will assure passage of an examination. STN makes no warranties about the content of the STN TCRN Preparation Course.