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November 2016

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Call for Leadership Nominations

The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) is accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. Competent and qualified STN board members are responsible for setting the organization’s direction, ensuring necessary resources, providing expertise and advancing the STN mission.

Positions commencing at TraumaCon 2017 are:
  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • International Director
  • Director-at-Large (Three positions)
  • Director-at-Large Clinical
Please click here for further information about eligibility, responsibilities and expectations.

If you are interested in applying for a position:
  • Review the STN Board of Directors Expectations and Job Descriptions provided on the elections page of the STN web site.
  • Submit a nomination form along with a CV by today, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
  • The STN Nominating Committee will review nominations and present a slate to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Information will be posted on the STN Web site and members will have the opportunity to vote on the approved slate online in January 2017.

Research Grant Funding Program

STN is pleased to announce the establishment of the STN Research Grant Program. Funding research and evidence-based practice projects is a part of the mission and strategic plan of STN, with a goal to positively impact the care and treatment of trauma patients. 

The STN Research Grant Program provides support for nurses who strive to continually evaluate and improve the practice of trauma nursing and intend to change the practice of trauma nursing based on evidence.

  General Guidelines and Requirements
  • To be eligible, the principal investigator of the study must be a registered nurse with a current license.
  • Research must impact patients or family members of patients who have had an injury due to a traumatic mechanism.
  • The role and importance of the nurse clinicians in the conceptualization, data collection, analysis, and/or reporting is imperative. The role of the staff nurses is a required section in the letter of intent and application to ensure that this project will enhance the research/EBP knowledge and experience of nurse clinicians.
  • Our aim is to fund studies whose findings will be transferable to other organizations and practitioners once completed. Studies and projects should plan to be completed within one year of starting the work.
Letter of Intent due tomorrow, December 1, 2016. All potential grant funding candidates must complete the letter of intent. STN will review letters of intent and invite specific authors to complete the full grant funding application. 

For more information and to download the Letter of Intent Form, click here.

Registration Now Open for TraumaCon 2017!

The conference committee of the Society of Trauma Nurses invites you to join us in St. Louis, Missouri for TraumaCon 2017! This four-day conference will offer great discussions, education, and networking opportunities. Click here to register online. Click here to download a printable registration form.

Sponsor and Exhibit Opportunities Available for TraumaCon

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 Wendy Payne.

2017 EAST Community Outreach Program

Please join EAST on January 10, 2017 for the 2017 EAST Community Outreach Program held in conjunction with the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. The 2017 program will focus on Public Access Hemorrhage Control and Training for Non-Medical Personnel. Click here for more details on the 2017 program and to volunteer to assist with the training.

Please contact Dr. Eastman or Christine Eme CAE, CMP if you have any questions. Dr. Eastman and Christine Eme will coordinate a conference call in the coming weeks to discuss volunteer responsibilities and program coordination.

In addition, EAST will be hosting a special screening of the documentary “Newtown” that covers the mass shooting of schoolchildren on December 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  Click here to watch the trailer (scroll to the bottom of the page for the action button to run the trailer). The screening will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 8:30 pm-10:00 pm (time subject to change) at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.  

Thank you in advance for being part of this important component of the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly activities. It truly has become a premiere element of the “EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Week.”

November Webinar Recording Now Available

The recording for the November webinar, Heroes are Human Too: Exploring Depression, PTSD, and Suicide among our Health Care Responders, presented by Natasha Lukasiewich, RN, HHP, CCRN-K, CEN, CFRN, EMS-RN, LNC, is now available to view on the STN website. Click here to watch it now!

 Follow JTN on Social Media

Let us know what you or your center is up to! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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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