The Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the association towards achievement of its mission through program development, planning and monitoring.
- Advanced Trauma Care of Nurses (ATCN) Executive Committee
- Annual Conference Planning
- Awards Committee
- EAST Planning Committee
- Leadership Committee
- Membership Committee
- Nominations Committee
- Pediatric Trauma Nursing Committee
- Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Committee (TOPIC)
- Website Committee
Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)
Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) is an advanced course designed for the registered nurse interested in increasing his/her knowledge in management of the multiple trauma patient. The ATCN course is taught concurrently with ATLS. The ATCN program has been operational for more than 25 years and has an excellent record of offering a superb trauma educational program, and maintaining a positive collaboration with the ACS Committee on Trauma State Chapters. The ATCN program is currently being offered in numerous states as well as internationally. Click here for additional information.
Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)
The STN TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the on-going assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care. The Society of Trauma Nurses developed the course in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the on-going assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes. The TOPIC course is taught in a one day interactive Modular Format, customized to best meet the needs of the individual trauma care provider participants who have varying levels of experience with trauma performance improvement. The course offers practical application for all Levels of trauma centers, 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. Click here for additional information.
The STN Annual Conference is held each year in the spring and attracts over 500 nursing professionals working in the field of trauma. The program features multiple concurrent sessions, clinical topics, poster presentations, plenary sessions and committee/special interest group meetings. Additionally, each year a number of specialized preconference sessions are offered and provide opportunities for attendees to earn continue education contact hour on specific trauma topics. The STN Annual Conference includes over 60 poster presentations and industry vendors. Click here for additional information.
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Scientific Assembly
The Society of Trauma Nurses partners with the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) to provide nursing education at their annual scientific assembly. Currently STN coordinates 1 workshop, 3 sunrise sessions and 1 plenary session.
The EAST Foundation and STN have also partnered to offer the STN EAST Foundation Nurse Fellow Program. The purpose of the program is to provide exposure of trauma nurses to the EAST Scientific Assembly and gain access to key leaders in trauma care.
The Nurse Fellow will be supported for travel, hotel and registration fees made possible by donations to EAST Foundation Nurse Fellow program. The successful candidate(s) will be assigned a mentor who will assist the fellow with designing a plan for programs to attend and interviews with leaders. Daily the Nurse Fellow will write a “news brief” highlighting programs and events from the day that will be sent out via electronic blasts.
The Nurse Fellow will also author an editorial that will be run in the Journal of Trauma Nursing (JTN) following the meeting to summarize the experience. Mentoring from the JTN Editorial Review Board will be provided. The Nurse Fellow will be introduced during the Scientific Assembly and at both the STN Networking Reception and the EAST Business Meeting. The call for nominations opens in April each year and closes in August with selected candidate(s) notified and announced in early September. Click here for additional information.
Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures
The Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures® (eLibrary) is a CD of trauma related presentations considered the pre‐eminent industry resource on trauma nursing care. The eLibrary is designed to serve as a complete educational program for training nurses across the trauma continuum of care. Each presentation contains the following:
- Learning objectives
- Detailed lecture format using MS PowerPoint including instructor notes
- Discussion questions
- Post-test with questions and answers for self-assessment
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Senior Lifestyle Injury Prevention
The SLIP injury prevention program is designed to address the needs of older adults. Elderly persons are disproportionately at risk for poor outcomes following injury, and are rapidly growing in the overall population. The aging process affects visual, cognitive, and psychomotor skills, and even simple tasks of daily living can put older adults at risk for injury. These facts support the need for injury prevention programs like this one. SLIP was developed by the Michigan Trauma Nurse Council, which recognized the scarcity of injury-prevention programs that targeted senior adults. The Society of Trauma Nurses adopted SLIP as part of its strategy to promote independence through injury prevention. Click here for additional information.
Journal of Trauma Nursing (JTN)
The Journal of Trauma Nursing (JTN) is the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN). Started in 1995, JTN is an international, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal that publishes original articles that advance trauma center care across the trauma continuum, globally. The journal is published 6 times a year and provides 2 articles per issue that offer NCPD credits.
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