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January 2017

In this Issue

Vote Now for the 2017 Board of Directors!

The future leadership of STN is now in the hands of its members—and your involvement is extremely important, as those elected will help determine the direction of the association and of the profession.

To view each candidate's information, including relevant experiences and goals for their position, click here.

To access the ballot, click here.

The deadline to submit your vote is February 10, 2017.

Register Now for TraumaCon 2017!

Register now for the 20th Annual Society of Trauma Nurses Conference, TraumaCon—the perfect opportunity to visit with old friends, make new connections, and attend a variety of high-quality educational programs, designed for nurses involved in the care of trauma patients and the management of trauma programs. We expect an audience of more than 600 trauma nurses and nursing professionals. Program highlights include:
  • Pre and post-conference sessions including a Trauma Program Manger Course (presented by the American Trauma Society), EAST, Geriatric Trauma, Leadership, TCRN Preparation Course, ATS Injury Prevention Course, Optimal and an ATCN Faculty Course.
  • Continuing education activities 
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Share Your Best poster presentations
Find more information at the links below: Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunities Available!

The Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus for STN's 2017 Conference, TraumaCon, is now available!  Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with individuals who serve in leadership roles and have purchasing power within the health system. The society is expecting over 500 trauma nurses and nursing professionals this year. Your target audience will be in St. Louis and so should you!

Click here to download the 2017 TraumaCon Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus. 

If you have any questions, please email Ben Swartz.

February Webinar: Pediatric Gunshot Wound Case Review

STN's next online, educational webinar will take place on Thursday, February 23 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. The title of the webinar is Pediatric Gunshot Wound Case Review, presented by Paul Guarino, R.N., BSN, EMT-Paramedic.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the prehospital challenges in managing severe traumatic brain injury in pediatric patients.
  • Describe the management principles for acute traumatic brain injury in the pediatric population.
  • Review the use, dosing, and efficacy of hyperosmolar agents in the management of pediatric traumatic brain injury.
  • Describe the role of decompressive craniectomy.
  • Outline post injury concerns.
Continuing Education
The Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This program has been awarded 1.0 hour of continuing nursing education. Continuing nursing education will only be offered for STN members. 

Click here to register.  

 Information about the Journal of Trauma Nursing

With the recent enhancements to, users now have an improved experience when accessing Journal of Trauma Nursing content with smart devices. In line with this, the January issue of Journal of Trauma Nursing will be the final new issue made available in the Journal of Trauma Nursing ‘s iPad app. However, the app may still be used to download and read any previously published issues.

With the enhanced, dynamic users will experience seamless adjustments and optimized viewing, regardless of the type of smart device they are using. To access new and archived Journal of Trauma Nursing content, they simply need to go to and log in.

Submitting a Manuscript to JTN?

Are you submitting a manuscript to JTN? If so, don't forget to send some pictures! Adding pictures to help promote your article will increase your "reach" on social media.

Keep up with JTN on Social Media!

Have you liked us on Facebook or followed us on Twitter? This is a great way to keep up to date on the latest trauma news. The Journal of Trauma Nursing is looking to expand our reach through social media. This is one way JTN can help get your research noticed. Including a picture for social media that coincides with your research manuscript will help us better promote your work. A post with an eye catching picture increases social media engagement and the chance to capture more readers. Another way to spread the word about your research is to engage an audience through a podcast. If you are an author and are interested in participating in a podcast to be posted on the JTN webpage, contact us. Let us help you get your message heard.

The STN TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the ongoing assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care. The Society of Trauma Nurses has developed the "Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the ongoing assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes.

Click here for more information and upcoming courses.

Optimal Trauma Center Organization and Management Course

This course is taught by physicians and nurses with the goal of enhancing a trauma center system of care and improving patient care. Whether a verified mature trauma center or a hospital preparing for designation, this course is designed to assist participants to create strategies, processes, and operations to support trauma center systems based upon their own environments. The course is highly recommended for trauma medical directors, trauma program managers / coordinators, and administrators.

Click here for more information and upcoming courses.

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 over 15 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. The ATCN Committee is continually responding to requests from other regions, states, and countries to start this program in their areas. There is a 6-month planning process for all inaugural courses.

You are STN!

Welcome to our new members! We are thrilled that you have joined our organization and hope that you enjoy all that STN has to offer. Click here to view all of your member benefits!

For a complete list of new members,
 click here.
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