EAST Scientific Assembly



STN - EAST Foundation Nurse Fellow Program
The EAST Foundation Board in collaboration with STN has established a Nurse Fellow program. The purpose of the program is to provide exposure of trauma nurses to the EAST Annual 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 the 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” that will be sent out via electronic blasts and highlight programs and events from the day. The Fellow will also author an editorial that will be run in the Journal of Trauma Nursing following the meeting to summarize their experience and put out call for future Nurse Fellows.

The 30th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly will be held January 10-14, 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.

EAST Community Outreach 2017

Public Access Hemorrhage Control and Training for Non-Medical Personnel
Volunteer Deadline: December 31, 2016

The 2016 mass shootings in Dallas and Orlando and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings have brought a heightened awareness of the importance of how early hemorrhage control performed by first-responders, law enforcement, and the general public can save lives. With that in mind, the 2017 EAST Community Outreach Program will focus on public access hemorrhage control training for non-medical personnel and will include training and simulation exercises centered around the Hartford Consensus™, Stop the BleedSM, and BleedingControl.org.

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The Society of Trauma Nurses first collaborated with the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) on a limited basis in 2003 by providing the nursing CEs for EAST’s Annual Scientific Assembly. In 2004 and 2005, STN co-sponsored a session called the Leadership Roundtable.

In 2006, the EAST leadership offered STN an opportunity to expand the annual meeting attendance to include trauma nurses. In 2007 this was expanded to include two plenary sessions and a one-day course, Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course® (TOPIC), and in 2008 the collaboration continued with sunrise sessions, a parallel plenary and a full-day workshop. Since 2009 the collaboration again included sunrise sessions, a parallel plenary and a full-day workshop.