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SATURDAY, MARCH 30

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)
Pamela Woods, RN,ACNS-BC, CEN
Kathleen Martin, MSN, RN


TOPIC focuses on skill development for trauma program staff who are involved in the ongoing evaluation of trauma care across the continuum. It offers concrete strategies for the monitoring of trauma care, loop closure, and patient outcomes. The course provides practical lessons for all levels of trauma centers, from entry level to those who have achieved a mature phase of program development. It consists of 12 modules in PI and outcomes assessment, and includes over 50 case study examples, sample documents, and templates.TOPIC can now be co-taught by both nurse and physician faculty.
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Optimal Course
Robert Todd Maxson, MD, FACS
Judy Mikhail, PhD, MBA, RN
Amy Koestner, MSN, RN


STN and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS- COT) have partnered to develop the Optimal Trauma Center Organization & Management Course. Both physicians and nurses teach this collaborative course. Its goal is to enhance trauma center performance and to improve patient care through implementation of the ACS COT Trauma Center Standards.

Whether yours is a mature verified center or a hospital preparing for designation, this course is designed to help participants develop strategies, processes, and operations to support trauma systems based on their unique environments. It is designed to help you take your trauma center to the next level, beyond verification or designation. The nuances of implementing or improving upon trauma center criteria within the structure of your specific facility will be reviewed in an interactive forum.
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM TCRN Preparatory and Faculty Training Course
Melissa Harte, DNP, MSHS, RN,TCRN
Sandra Mackey, MSN, RN,TCRN


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

This 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.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ATCN Instructor Course
Pre-registration and approval is required for attendance. The Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This event has been awarded 16.75 contact hours.

Separate registration is required. Please contact info@traumanurses.org for more information.


SUNDAY, MARCH 31

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ATCN Instructor Course Part 2
Pre-registration and approval is required for attendance. The Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This event has been awarded 16.75 contact hours.

Separate registration is required. Please contact info@traumanurses.org for more information.