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 #1: Nurse-Physician Communication – A Predictor of Survival

Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS
Moderator: Sarah Mattocks, MSN, FNP-C, TCRN, NE-BC, STN President


Nurse-physician communication is variable in quality and frequency, resulting in variable patient risk and provider experience. This session will include an overview of nurse-physician communication, how communication can affect patient outcomes, and provider experiences including longevity and burnout. Additionally, strategies for nurse leaders to develop a culture of communication and skills for front line nurses to improve communications will be discussed.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions Round 1

Data Does it! Driving Team Growth and Efficiency with a Multidisciplinary Approach
Presenters: 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
Presenters: 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
Presenter: TBD

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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, BSN, RN


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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)