Upcoming STN Webinars

August 12, September 9, and September 24, 2020

Right Patient, Right Product: Implementation of a Low Titer Whole Blood Program for Trauma
Wednesday, August 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET.
Presenter: Brian Cornelius, DNP, CRNA, NRP

The mortality from hemorrhage in trauma patients remains high. Evidence has demonstrated that early balanced treatment with blood products improves outcomes. Low Titer O Whole Blood offers survival benefit to trauma patients during resuscitation while simplifying administration. This lecture will review the current status of whole blood administration in trauma patients, including existing controversies. Then we will discuss how we designed and implemented our whole blood program. This presentation was part of the planned concurrent sessions at TraumaCon 2020.

  • Discuss the survival benefits of low titer whole blood in contrast to component therapy.
  • Review the current practices of centers utilizing whole blood in the United States.
  • Take the audience through the design and implementation of a low titer whole blood program.
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Communicating with Patients and Families in Trauma Intensive Care: Optimizing Outcomes through Compassionate Care
Wednesday, September 9th, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Anna Newcome, PhD, MSW, LCSW

This presentation was part of the planned concurrent sessions at TraumaCon 2020.

  • Understand factors influencing family-provider communication quality in the trauma ICU
  • Identify hospital and provider factors that can be improved to increase provider-family engagement quality
  • Appreciate the role of communication in outcomes and patient/family experience
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Aortic Trauma: Large Tears, Small Options!
Thursday, September 24th, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Lauren Nowrocki, DNP, MS, CRNP, CCRN

During the session, the prevalence, mechanism and pathophysiology of blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI) will be discussed. A complex process with a high mortality rate, BTAI requires urgent identification and treatment in the trauma center. Currently, the use of endovascular aortic repair in patients who suffer traumatic injury is changing patient outcomes for the better. This session will provide attendees recent updates on endovascular technology used to repair aortic injuries as well as review current pharmaceutical options in this patient population. This presentation was part of the planned concurrent sessions at TraumaCon 2020.

  • Identify the ideal candidate for endovascular repair after blunt traumatic aortic injury
  • List the first line pharmaceutical treatment options for patients who suffer traumatic injury to the aorta.
  • Define the benefit of endovascular repair versus open aortic repair in the trauma patient.
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Continuing Education
Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Each of the above programs has been awarded 1.0 hour of continuing nursing education.
Continuing nursing education is only offered for STN members.