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September 2016

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STN Seeks Input on Clinical Resources
STN and its leaders are committed to delivering exceptional tools and resources to all STN members! At this time, we are seeking input from trauma nurses who provide direct patient care, so that we can develop products and services that will be most useful to you.

If you provide direct patient care, please take the following link to a brief survey and let us know how we can best serve you:

Once the results are compiled, the STN board will incorporate priority needs into the STN strategic plan. We plan to convey the survey results back to you, our members, as well. We appreciate your time and feedback. Please allow 5-10 minutes to complete the survey.

Please reply to the survey by today, Friday, September 30, 2016.

STN members Sarah Mattocks, Knut Kolstadbraaten and Mike Glenn.
STN Well Represented at the World Trauma Congress

On August 17-20, 2016 the Society of Trauma Nurses participated in the 3rd World Trauma Congress (WTC) in New Delhi, India. The World Trauma Congress is the flagship meeting of the World Coalition for Trauma Care (WCTC) with prior meetings in Frankfurt, Germany and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  With more than 30 national and international societies and institutions participating in the WTC, this is another step towards solidifying STN’s role as an international trauma nursing organization. 

STN speakers, Knut Kolstadbraaten, Sarah Mattocks and Mike Glenn, presented on “How to Build up a Trauma System – Experiences from Norway”, “Nursing Care During Trauma Resuscitation and Management”, and “Effective Trauma QI with Minimal Data,” during a breakout session with well over 250 nurses attending. In additional to the WTC presentations, Mike and Sarah were invited to help teach in an ATCN Student Course as a conference pre-session, which included nurses from every corner of India and two from Norway!   

The WTC featured numerous keynote plenary sessions from speakers such as Ron Maier and Earnest Moore and multiple breakout sessions from more than 90 international and 275 Indian faculty. Well over 1,500 participants made this one of the largest international trauma conferences and has rapidly established the World Coalition for Trauma Care as a leader in global trauma care education. STN needs to stay engaged with the WCTC as a partner in international trauma education and take a leadership role in bringing nursing to a higher level of recognition on the world stage.   

Apply Now for the STN Nurse Externship

The Nurse Leadership Externship was established by the STN Board of Directors and the Leadership Committee to offer opportunities for aspiring leaders in trauma care to learn and grow in their profession.

The Leadership Externship directly supports and enhances the mission, vision and strategic plan of the STN organization by addressing the specialized needs of a trauma leader. The Leadership Externship is designed to equip and assist the upcoming leader with making relationships with key trauma professionals in STN, EAST and TCAA while further developing leadership skills through exposure to different organization activities (i.e. committee/SIG meetings, board meetings, STN headquarters operations, STN Annual Conference). During the externship, the new leader will gain a better understanding of STN and how to get involved with the organization.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2016.

If you have any questions, please email Wendy Payne.

STN Mentor Program

The STN Membership and Marketing Committee is offering a mentoring program for members seeking advice and guidance from more seasoned peers. We have witnessed the positive impact of peer-to-peer mentoring at the STN conference and we want to expand and formalize opportunities for meaningful mentorship throughout the organization.

The STN Mentor Program was designed to foster the meaningful exchange of ideas and knowledge transfer that will enhance individual skills and advance STN’s mission to ensure the highest level of trauma care across the continuum. 

The program is available to all members in good standing and we encourage you to consider participating. Applications will be collected, reviewed and assigned to mentors. Together, the mentor and mentee will determine the specific expectations and timeframe for the relationship to ensure both individuals benefit from the program.

Click here if you are interested in becoming a Mentor 

Click here to complete your STN Request for a Mentor (i.e. Mentee) Application

Submit Your TraumaCon Conference Abstracts!

The STN Conference Committee invites you to submit Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Share Your Best abstracts for the 2017 Annual Conference, TraumaCon, April 5-8, in St. Louis, Missouri!

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 31, 2016.

Review the Call for Abstracts Guidelines.

For more information about the Call for Abstracts and the conference, contact Brian Doty.

STN September Webinar Recording Now Available

STN's September webinar, How to Outsmart Your Negative Brain, presented by Daniel Doherty, RN, MSN, CEN, is now available on the STN website. To view the recorded version, click here.

Journal of Trauma Nursing is Seeking Editorial Board Applicants

Our holiday issue of JTN is in the works! The November/December 2016 issue will be a special issue focusing on the topic of Injury Prevention! This issue was coordinated by the Injury Prevention Special Interest Group of STN and some of the specialty articles in this issue include:
"Get the Message: A Teen Distracted Driving Program Study"

"Injury Prevention at the Bedside"

"An Approach to a Standardized Injury Prevention Coordinator Training Curriculum"

"Effective Leadership and Management of an ACS Injury Prevention Program: Current Opinions and Perspectives from Where the Rubber Meets the Road"

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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