TraumaCon 2022

March 30 - April 1, 2022
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 30
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM SIG & Committee Meetings

International Council
The International Council is comprised of STN international members from all over the world. The council is chaired by the International Director from the STN Board of Directors. The council focuses on providing resources to international members including programming and other educational materials that are beneficial for the level of training needed in their respective countries.

GAPP Committee
This committee will provide tools and resources for you, the trauma advocate, to be successful in your respective community.

Engagement Committee
The Engagement Committee creates activities and tools to engage STN members with each other and the organization as a whole.

ATCN Committee
This is the governing committee of the ATCN Course. The meeting is for members of the committee only.

Injury Prevention SIG
The Injury Prevention SIG is for nurses interested in and responsible for outreach and prevention. We hope to hear successful models from those willing to share, and lofty ideas from those willing to shape them into a comprehensive injury prevention program promoted by STN.

TOPIC Committee

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM SIG & Committee Meetings

Leadership Committee
The members of the Leadership Development Committee work to keep the engagement of longtime association leaders through the establishment of the Speakers’ Bureau. The creation of the Leadership Externship Program gives an emerging leader the opportunity to participate in committee activities and create his or her own path to future endeavors and a leadership role in STN. A central focus of the committee is the establishment and continuous expansion of the Leadership Institute.

Pediatric SIG
The Pediatric Trauma Committee is a very active group of pediatric trauma nurses and trauma nurses interested in the care of the pediatric trauma patient. The committee will focus on providing resources as identified in the strategic plan and creates action plans to implement those resources.

Clinical Committee
The Clinical Committee focuses on the needs of the bedside trauma nurse. The committee is task with providing content for monthly webinars and tools for the trauma nurse to be successful

Research Committee

Advanced Practice SIG

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Pre-Conference Session: Research and Publishing Workshop

Additional Registration Fee Required.
Part 1: QI, EVP, and Research: Understanding the Differences to Impact Trauma Nursing
Vicki Moran, PhD, RN
Pamela Bourg, PhD, RN
Colleen Trevnino, PhD, MSN, RN
Susan Cronn, DNP, RN
Linda Scheetz, EdD, RN
Jacob Higgins, PhD, RN
Michelle Price, RN
Exceptional research study ideas go unfunded and more are poorly executed because aspiring researchers lack fundamental information that they need to succeed at each step of the research process. In this course participants will learn to describe and utilize the key elements to engage in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and research.

Part 2: Writing for Publication
Judy Mikhail, PhD, MBA, RN
No matter how spectacular the results, a study is not finished until published. Bad writing is easy. Good writing is hard. This session aims to help participants prepare manuscripts with a high probability of acceptance for publication and being completely understood by the reader.

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Pre-Conference Session: Leadership

Additional Registration Fee Required.
Even Empathy Has Its Limits: Burnout and Moral Injury in the New Era of Nursing, How to Find Your Joy Again
Kristen Ray, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN

Managing Healthcare Resources in a Time of Disruption
Valerie Brockman, MSN, RN, CAISS, CPHQ, CSTR

Hello, Can Everyone Hear Me Now? Management Strategies in Leading Trauma Programs Virtually
Melissa Hall, MSN, RN

Crucial Conversation in Trauma & Cultural Diversity Considerations
Diana Skaff, DBA(C), MBA, BSN-RN
Osama El Dik, BS, MS

Integrating Trauma with Quality Department
Jessica Cofran, MSN, RN, TCRN, CSTR

Concrete Solutions: Building and Sustaining a Trauma Survivors Network Program in a Pre-and-Post Covid World
Jessie Levy, MSW, LCSW

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Pre-Conference Session: Trauma Finance Basics
Presenter: Angela Chisolm, BSN, MBA/HCM, CFRN, TCRN

Additional Registration Fee Required.

This presentation is designed to provide trauma center leaders with the foundational knowledge to assess the effective use of trauma specific coding and billing to maximize trauma center reimbursement. The expense of maintaining a trauma center is substantial. Yet properly managed, trauma centers at any level can be profitable. Whether designated Level I, II, III, IV or V, the trauma center can be very important to the financial viability and stability of the hospital.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the trauma coding and billing process
  2. Describe trauma-specific revenue codes
  3. Implement ideas to strengthen trauma financial monitoring"

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall and Welcome Reception
  • Network with your colleagues and vendor partners
  • Appetizers and Cash Bar
  • Visit the Exhibits
  • Play Exhibit Hall Game
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM STN 25th Annual Conference Celebration
Join us to toast the 25th anniversary of the STN Annual Conference! The STN Past Presidents will share their memories and experiences along with a few surprises!

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