TraumaCon 2019 Agenda: Thursday, March 28

Wednesday, March 27   |   Friday, March 29   |   Saturday, March 30

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM STN Annual Member Meeting
Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, NE-BC, TCRN, EMT, STN President
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM President's Address
Presenter: Sarah Mattocks, MSN, FNP-C, TCRN, NE-BC, STN President-Elect
Moderator: Sean Elwell, MSN, RN, NE-BC, TCRN, EMT, STN President
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM

Plenary Session: Improving Pre-Hospital Trauma Care via Health Services Research

Presenter: Elliott Haut, MD, PhD, FACS, President-Elect, EAST
Moderator: Sarah Mattocks, MSN, FNP-C, TCRN, NE-BC, STN President
Pre-hospital trauma care practices for victims of trauma are based more on tradition rather than scientific evidence. Many patients are transported by EMS providers capable of performing medical procedures. But just because procedures CAN be performed, does not mean they SHOULD be. Procedures such as spine immobilization, IV fluid administration and endotracheal intubation may delay the transport of trauma patients to definitive care. As these procedures have been scrutinized in clinical research studies, data have shown that the associated harm may far outweigh any small potential benefit in certain patient populations.

In this lecture, Dr. Elliott Haut will summarize current controversies in the pre-hospital care of trauma victims. He will explain different clinical research approaches to investigate outcomes in trauma. He will also give concrete examples of how evidenced-based changes have been translated into routine EMS protocols and practice for trauma victims.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions Round 1

Data Does it! Driving Team Growth and Efficiency with a Multidisciplinary Approach
Presenter: Samantha Baker, AS, CAISS


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Walking the Road to Recovery: A Nurse Driven Multidisciplinary Early Mobility Program across a Trauma Service Line
Presenter: Paula Halcomb, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, TCRN


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Teaching Future Injury Prevention Advocates: Creating an Internship Program with Community Health Students
Presenter: Zach Robinson, MPA, EMT-P


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Penetrating Pediatric Trauma
Presenter: Cindy Blank-Reid, MSN, RN, CEN


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11:10 AM – 12:10 PM

Concurrent Sessions Round 2

Data Validation for the Real World
Presenter: Jane McCormack, RN, BSN, CSTR, TCRN


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Whole Blood Transfusion During Trauma Resuscitation
Presenter: Diane Floyd, RN, MSN, CCRN, TCRN, NE-BC

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Optimizing Interventional Radiology Use and Performance
Presenters: Steven Krohmer, MD
Jeffrey Clairidge, MD
Gerald Fortuna, Jr., MD


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ATCN Update
Presenters: David Meysenburg, MSN, RN
Amanda McFarlan
Brett Dodd



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12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Prize Drawing: 1:45pm
Posters displayed for review
Photographer available for free headshots
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions Round 3

When All the Puzzle Pieces Fit Perfectly: A Successful Mass Casualty Incident
Presenters: Gigi Taylor, MSN, RN, TCRN, CEN
Debi Tuggle, AD, RN, CEN


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Family Feud: Test Your Knowledge of Best Practices in Trauma Care
Presenters: Lynn Gerber Smith, RN, MS, TCRN
Kristin Ray, MSN, RN, TCRN

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Live Free or Die! The Impact of Legislation on Traumatic Injuries
Presenter: Erin Zazzera, RN, MPH

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Updates from the Trauma World: Proceedings From Other Conferences
Presenters: Cindy Blank-Reid, MSN, RN, CEN
Jonathan Messing, MSN, ACNP-BC, TCRN, CCRN
Michele Herndon, MSN, RN, CPEN, TCRN


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3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Session: Geriatric Trauma

Jane McCormack,RN, BSN, CSTR, TCRN
Kathy Crystal
Kristie Brown
Moderator: Roy Ball, , MS, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS

Topics will include:
  • The Changing Face of Trauma
  • Geriatric Trauma Activation Criteria: The PI Process
  • Comfort or Care: Why do we have to choose? Implementing a Geriatric Trauma Palliative Care Program
4:45 PM Closing
Debra Kitchens, BSN, MBA, CEN, TCRN, NRP
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Session
Poster Judging & Participant Viewing (Optional CE)
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