Rural TOPIC Course Now Offered Virtually

March 23 and April 17

The Society of Trauma Nurses is now offering the Rural Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course online.

This course will provide education and a better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care to Level 4 and Level 3 (those in small communities or low trauma volume) trauma centers.

The TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the ongoing assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the ongoing assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and trauma patient outcomes with a unique focus on rural trauma center processes.

The TOPIC course is taught in a 6-hour interactive Modular Format. The course offers practical application from entry level to mature phase of program development. The Modules are taught with a focus on didactic, operational definitions, sample tools, case study examples and take-home points.

Course Dates:
  • March 23, 2021: Click here to register
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
    Faculty: Jorie Klein, MSN, MHA,RN & Amber Kyle, MSN, RN
  • April 17, 2021: Click here to register
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM MT
    Faculty: Jorie Klein, MSN, MHA,RN & Tracy Cotner-Pouncy, BSN, RN, TCRN
Course Modules
  • Trauma Performance Improvement Patient Safety Infrastructure and Culture
  • Culture of Safety and Conceptual Trauma Performance Improvement Plan
  • Event Identification: Audit Filters, Core Measures, CPGs, and the Levels of Review
  • Classification System for Trauma PI Events
  • Data Management, Foundation of PI Process
  • Trauma Performance Improvement Reports
  • Trauma Performance Improvement Committee Structure
  • Action Plans: Prevention and Mitigation
  • Event Resolution
  • Case Scenario Review: Skills Practice
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. This course has been awarded 5.5 contact hours.