Pediatric Trauma SIG


The Pediatric Trauma SIG is a very active group of pediatric trauma nurses interested in the care of the pediatric trauma patient. This SIG is guided by the Pediatric Steering Committee. For more information, or to get involved, contact one of the group chairs below.

Members: Visit the STN Pediatric Trauma Online Community to discuss topics important to pediatric trauma nurses. Member login is required.


The STN Pediatric Steering Committee will be holding a webinar on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 1:00PM EST. We invite you to join the webinar to hear updates from our committee and opportunities to get involved! Please register with this link

Committee Chair

Christine Perlick, MBA, BSN, RN
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Christine Perlick, MBA, BSN,
Kelley Rumsey, DNP, RN, TCRN,CEN, ACNP-BC, PNP-BCChair


  • Education: Mary Jo Pedicino and Karen Macauley
  • Evidenced Based Practice, Innovation, & Research: Todd Nickoles and Erin Zazzera
  • Online Community & Website: Maria Bautista Durand

Welcome from the Chair

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to visit the Pediatric Trauma Special Interest Group website. My name is Maria Durand and I am the Chair of the SIG for the Society of Trauma Nurses. There are many ways to get involved in our Pediatric Trauma SIG.
  • Attend our meetings: Our regular Pediatric SIG meetings for members are scheduled three times this year (the day before TraumaCon --live; fall month TBD - - webinar and winter month TBD- - webinar). Everyone is invited to attend. More information on the upcoming webinar dates will soon be posted. To receive an invitation to the webinar, please contact Brian Doty at
  • Follow our conversations on the STN Online Community. All members of STN can join the discussion boards at Be sure to sign up to follow the Pediatric Trauma Communities. There is also a link at the bottom of this webpage!
  • Join a subcommittee: We have several great opportunities to work on projects as part of the subcommittees for the Pediatric Trauma SIG. There are opportunities to collaborate with others who are also passionate about the care of injured children in projects that relate to education, research, and quality improvement projects. Hear more about what is going on during our next webinar and join in!
Please fill out the Committee Volunteer Form and we will be sure to loop you in for future meetings and projects. I am looking forward to working with you to improve the care of injured children.

Best regards,
Maria Bautista-Durand MSN, RN, FNP-C, PNP
Chair, Pediatric Trauma Committee Society of Trauma Nurses


STN Peds SIG Webinar (November 17, 2022)

Child Physical Abuse: Development of a Screening Guide

STN Pediatric SIG Webinar (September 26, 2019)

For further pediatric trauma resources, visit the STN Pediatric Trauma Resources page.

Pediatric Trauma Online Education Opportunities
Course Title Sponsor/Provider Description
STN Online Education Live and Recorded Programs
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 program has been awarded 1.0 hour of continuing nursing education. Continuing nursing education will only be offered for STN members. No fee for STN members.
Last accessed 1/25/18
STN Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures
STN The 3rd edition features 18 presentations addressing trauma topics from general concepts to special populations. Fee associated with this activity.
Last accessed 1/25/18
STN Resource Library
STN This Resource Library has been designed to assist you in your position by providing forms, policies, procedures, guidelines, etc to help you perform your job more efficiently. The documents are collected from the STN listserv as well as from members who have submitted resources to share and are then posted to the library. Must have a current membership with STN to access. No fee for members.
Last accessed 1/25/18
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN Mission: To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States. Many rich resources including webinars and recorded lectures. No fee.
Last accessed 1/25/18
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
CCHMC Much of the content available is free. Learners who are not Cincinnati Children’s employees may receive up to 30 hours of complimentary credit per calendar year; a cost of $10 per credit hour will be charged for any additional credit.  Some videos require registration and/or purchase. Once registration is complete, you will have access to the video and the test.  As with other videos on the site, credit will be available for 1 year after the original air date, regardless of purchase date.
Child Abuse Recognition
UC School of Medicine These online educational modules are intended to assist healthcare providers in determining the difference between accidental and intentional injuries in children. Considering many clinicians see few cases of child abuse in their daily practice, these case studies will improve assessment skills and build confidence in knowing when to report suspected abuse to appropriate authorities. The cases presented contain real images of injured children. Some learners, including experienced healthcare professionals, may find these images upsetting. You may exit and/or return to this module at any time and completion of this program is voluntary. No fee.

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