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December 2016

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On behalf of the STN Board of Directors and Headquarters, we wish you, your family, friends and loved ones a joyous and safe holiday season. Enjoy this time celebrating the magic of the season.

STN Headquarters Holiday Hours
The STN Headquarters will be closed beginning Thursday, December 22, 2016 and reopening on Monday, January 2, 2017. Staff will respond to all voicemails and emails as well as process any course requests upon returning to the office in January.

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 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.”

 JTN is Currently Seeking Applications for Peer Reviewers!

Are you interested in becoming a reviewer for the Journal of Trauma Nursing (JTN)? If so, then now is the time to submit your application!

A reviewer primarily reads and reviews the journal manuscripts specifically for trauma nursing content and relevance to trauma nurses/nursing. A reviewer may also make recommendations about grammar and/or writing style. On average, a reviewer will receive approximately 3 - 4 manuscripts to review per year. Reviewers have 21 days to review a manuscript and submit a recommendation to the JTN Editor. A reviewer provides constructive feedback to the author(s) as well as submits any specific comments directly to the Editor as applicable. The review process is done directly on the JTN editorial manager website in a format where reviewers answer questions and submit comments and recommendations to the Editor. In addition, with every manuscript reviewed –  reviewers are able to receive free CE credit through the publisher by completing a short form at the end of the review!

There is an online tutorial for reviewers at; please feel free to browse the JTN website. To apply for a volunteer position as a JTN reviewer, please email your resume/CV to the JTN editor (information below) – along with a note explaining why you would like to become a peer reviewer for JTN.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR, CNE
Editor – Journal of Trauma Nursing

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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