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February 16, 2021
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STN Research Webinar Series

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STN Research Grant Proposals

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BCEN/STN Scholarship Application

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2020 BCEN Awards Announced

September 10, 2020
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House of Representatives Votes to Fully Fund MISSION ZERO Act

August 13, 2020
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STN Town Hall Session “Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity” Recording Now Available

July 30, 2020
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STN TPM Role Delineation Study

July 14, 2020
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BCEN Whitepaper: Raising the Bar: Why Board Certification for RNs Matters

June 25, 2020
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Special Statement from the STN Board of Directors

June 4, 2020
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BCEN Launches Emergency Nurse Career Preparedness Certificate

May 21, 2020
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US Air Force Trauma Nurse Honored with BCEN's 2020 Distinguished TCRN Award

May 5, 2020
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STN Town Hall Webinar #2: Trauma Care and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Top Certified Flight Nurse Honored with BCEN's 2020 Distinguished CFRN Award

April 16, 2020
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STN Inducts New President and 2020-2021 Board of Directors

April 3, 2020
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STN COVID-19 Town Hall Webinar: Reports from the Field

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2020 Trauma Awareness Month

May 2020
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TraumaCon 2020: Cancelled

March 13, 2020
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Menendez, Boozman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Communities Save Lives

February 28, 2020
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STN Establishes Centre for Global Trauma Quality Improvement to Facilitate the Worldwide Exchange of QI/PI Resources and Knowledge

February 12, 2020
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STN 2020 Election Results

2020-2021 STN Board Announced
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BCEN Release Step-by-Step Guide for Supporting Emergency Nurse Board Certification

January 17, 2020
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BCEN Announces 2020 Board of Directors

December 30, 2019
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STN Research Committee Releases Trauma Program Manager Role Delineation Study Report

In 2018, the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) commissioned a role delineation study to catalogue the skills, knowledge, and tasks necessary to the profession of trauma program manager (TPM). Data from the STN Trauma Program Manager Role Delineation Study, conducted by Castle Worldwide, outlined the specific tasks required for the TPM role as reported by TPMs, and also collected information about the knowledge and skills required to function in the role.

“We have known anecdotally that the responsibilities of TPMs have grown and changed significantly over the past two decades,” said STN President Sarah Mattocks, MSN, FNP-C, TCRN, NE-BC. “Unfortunately, for as much as TPMs use data in our own institutions to drive quality improvement and deliver evidence-based care, we simply haven’t used a similar approach when evaluating the role of trauma program manager, until now.”

The STN Trauma Program Manager Role Delineation Study identified Six Domains unique to TPMs including the following:
  • Domain 1: A Continuum of Trauma Care (25%)
  • Domain 2: Professional Issues (28%)
  • Domain 3: Human Resources (18%)
  • Domain 4: Management of Physical Resources, Financial Resources, and Medical Professionals (11%)
  • Domain 5: Public Relations and Marketing (9%)
  • Domain 6: Project Management (10%)
The first steps in analyzing the role of a TPM were the listing of tasks performed and the identification of the knowledge and skills associated with each task. To accomplish this, a panel of subject matter experts assembled for a modified Delphi study to discuss the role of the TPM. Panel members represented a variety of practice settings and geographic regions. Subsequently, a sample of trauma nurses well-qualified to serve as TPMs was surveyed to validate the work of the job analysis panel. Based on the ratings gathered from the representative sample of professionals, the weightings for the domains and tasks in the framework were computed.

In 2019, the STN Board of Directors used findings from the TPM Role Delineation Study to inform the strategic planning process and prioritize the development of member resources. The STN Research Committee was soon established, and among its preliminary charges is to undertake a deeper analysis of Study data for the purpose of providing trauma nurses with relevant information that will help them advocate, lead, and successfully navigate the professional landscape as TPMs or future TPMs. STN will release more detailed information about each of the Six TPM Domains. In the meantime, click here to view the complete summary STN Trauma Program Manger Role Delineation Study Report.

STN Nursing Research Paper Competition Winners

December 9, 2019
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