2018 TraumaCon Conference Presentations

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Advanced Practice Pre-Conference

Geriatric Pre-Conference


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

Using the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) Metrics Data to Change Clinical Practice
Pam Bourg, PhD, RN, TCRN, FAEN

Dusk to Dawn: A Hospital-Based Youth Violence Prevention Program
Ashley Emmel, MSN, MBA, RN

The Not So Secret Compartments: Compartment Syndrome and Its Consequences
Jane McCormack, BSN, RN, TCRN

ECMO for the Trauma Patient: Challenges, Successes, and the Role of the Nurse
Jessica Hamilton, BSN, RN, CCRN

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

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

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

Oral Abstract Winners: Evidence Based Practice
Decreasing Readmission Rates: A Nurse Led Initiative
Rebecca L. Tyrrell, RN,CCCTM
Safety and Efficacy of CIWA in the Trauma Population
Douglas R. Oyler, PharmD

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

Compassion Fatigue and You
Gina Berg, PhD, MBA

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

Oral Abstract Winners: Research
Implementing a Call Back Program in the Trauma Population
Jennifer Bath, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, TCRN

How Well Can We Rise After Falling? The Factors Involved in the Undertriage of Falls
Candice M. Thompson, MSN, RN, CEN

Gun Violence in the United States: It's (Not Just) About the Guns
Robert Winfield, MD, FACS

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


Distinguished Lectureship
Elizabeth Seislove, MSN, RN

Update on Changes in Trauma Center Verification
Daniel Margulies, MD, FACS

Strategies to Increase Plasma Availability
Andrew C. Bernard, MD, FACS, EAST President

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

Motor Control for Trauma and Advanced Prosthetics
Albert Chi, MD


Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
  • E-084 Safety and Efficacy of CIWA in the Trauma Population
  • E-156 Decreasing Readmission Rates: A Nurse Led Initiative
  • E-015 Review of Trauma Immunology: What Happens When the Bleeding Stops?
  • E-023 What the HECK? Development of a Kit for Rapid Hemorrhage Control in the ED
  • E-033 The Calm in the Eye of the Storm: Resuscitation Resource Nurse Role Development in a Level-One Emergency Department
  • E-035 Improving Outcomes Associated with Acute Trauma Coagulopathy in Military Medicine at Home and Abroad
  • E-072 Decreasing Incidence of Pneumothorax Associated with Weighted Feeding Tube Placement
  • E-073 Utilizing Trauma Registry Data to Improve Emergency Department Documentation Practices
  • E-105 Code Angio: Meeting and Exceeding the Standard
  • E-125 Use of a Dedicated Trauma Nurse Program to Improve Massive Transfusion Protocol and Anticoagulation Reversal Protocol
  • E-141 Crossing Quality Silos in Pediatric Trauma
  • E-144 Addressing Injury Prevention: One Car Seat at a Time
  • E-161 A Standardized Approach to the Care of the Critical Trauma Patient: Are We Setting Up the Trauma Nurse for Success?
  • R-075 Broadening Gero-trauma Criteria Improves Outcomes: A Comparative Study
  • R-009 Fact or Fiction: Is the Extreme Elderly Trauma Patient at a Greater Risk for Developing Contrast Induced Nephropathy?
  • R-071 Understanding Trust Formation in a Trauma Setting
  • R-077 Difference Between Opioid Use in Trauma Patients with Elevated Blood Alcohol Level vs Those w/o Evidence of Intoxication
  • R-092 Brief Hemorrhage Control Training for Nursing Staff: A Rapid Approach for Training in the Time-Strapped Environment
  • R-095 Using Simulation to Educate and Increase Confidence in Nurses Performing a CRAFFT Screening in a Pediatric Trauma Center
  • R-099 Survival Probability Indexes as a Tool of the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Program at New Trauma Centers
  • R-122 Addressing Elderly Falls with the Implementation of a Statewide Trauma System Initiative
Sharing Your Best
  • S-014 Management of Geriatric Trauma Patients with Isolated Hip Fractures in a Community Level II Trauma Center
  • S-018 All or Nothing: Transition of a Level I Trauma Center ED from Paper to Electronic Trauma Resuscitation Documentation
  • S-032 Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program Addresses Teen Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • S-046 Working Smarter, Not Harder: A Process for Trauma Registry Concurrent Chart Abstraction at a Level 2 Trauma Center
  • S-053 Can Kids Stop the Bleed? A Community Based Educational Approach to Teach Children Hemorrhage Control
  • S-054 An Interprofessional Clinical Experience within an Established Trauma Team
  • S-056 The Trauma Recovery Clinic: An Integrated Approach to Treating PTSD following Traumatic Injury
  • S-076 A Designated Trauma Social Worker Improves Coordination of Trauma Patient Care by Coordinating Ancillary Consults
  • S-080 Answering the Call to Action: Development and Statewide Dissemination of a Bleeding Control Program
  • S-086 Utilization of a Secure Blog for Trauma Performance Improvement and Peer Review Activities
  • S-104 Lost in Orientation: Development & Implementation of a Competency Based Orientation Tool for Trauma Program Staff
  • S-126 Journey of a Trauma Registry into ACS Compliance
  • S-127 Bridging the Gap: Alcohol and Drug Screening in Adolescent Trauma Patients
  • S-130 Thrombolytics and Ultrasound – Creating a Passage for Perfusion
  • S-142 Nursing Peer Review: One Trauma Center’s Process to Improve Nursing Care
  • S-149 How a Discharge Focus Group Can Decrease a Shock Trauma Hospital’s Long Length of Stay Patients
  • S-152 Outreach and Injury Prevention with Little to No Money
  • S-154 Readmission Reduction: Identifying the Factors Associated with Unplanned 30 Day Readmissions in Trauma Patients
  • S-159 Trauma Education STAT! Simulated Trauma Activation Training
  • S-160 Emergency Operations for In-Hospital Disaster

Faculty Disclosures

APN Pre – Conference Session
Faculty Conflict(s) Resolution
Scott Sherry, PA-C Receives Royalties as a book editor

Is a billing and coding consultant
Undertaking review of the educational activity by the Nurse Planner and/or member of the planning committee to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicator of integrity, and absence of bias, AND monitoring the educational activity to evaluate for commercial bias in the presentation.

Undertaking review of the educational activity by the Nurse Planner and/or member of the planning committee to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation, evidence-based content or other indicator of integrity, and absence of bias, AND reviewing participant feedback to evaluate for commercial bias in the activity.

No other conflicts were disclosed by the 2018 TraumaCon faculty.