STN Partners with EAST at the National Conference of State Legislatures

August 22, 2019
The Society of Trauma Nurses, and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, exhibited this year at the 2019 National Conference of State Legislatures Summit in Nashville ,TN. The NCSL Legislative Summit attracts over 6000 attendees ranging from state legislators and their staff, to other interest groups and policy makers. We were excited to be joined by volunteers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and TriStar Skyline Medical Center as we gave hands on examples of Bleeding Control training to attendees. Bleeding Control, or BCON, legislation was introduced in 14 states last session, and passed in four of those (Indiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Georgia).

We were able to speak with legislators from those states on how implementation was going, and forge new partnerships with legislators from other states interested in championing BCON in their own states. For more information on our efforts and how to get involved, contact STN Director of Public Policy Adam Haley.