|Pre-Conference||Day 1||Day 2||Biographies|
|Friday, April 9, 2010 - Full Conference Sessions|
|6:30 AM – 4:30 PM - Conference Registration Open
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Continental Breakfast
7:00 – 8:00 AM: Daybreak PLENARY SESSION I – TRAUMA VERIFICATION
The Ideal ACS Verification Site Visit: What Would it Take
For trauma program staff, verification or designation site visits become pivotal events. Countless hours are spent in preparation, to avoid deficiencies during the site visit. But what would it take to have the ideal verification site visit? Dr. Tres Mitchell focuses on the positive side of the verification process in this breakfast session, and addresses common concerns about the current criteria for verification, and how to meet or exceed them. This session is open to all who have registered for the full conference.
8:05 – 9:30 AM: Daybreak PLENARY SESSION II – QUALITY & SAFETY
Monitoring Compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines
Integrating Trauma & Other Quality Indicators Within a Culture of Safety
Quality and safety monitoring in trauma includes the evaluation of compliance with clinical practice guidelines. But practice guidelines can be complex and difficult to monitor. Dr. Jenkins offers a practical approach to developing a standardized monitoring plan, which includes both clinical judgment and evidence-based recommendations.
Kate FitzPatrick looks beyond the trauma registry, to take a broader look at a variety of hospital quality indicators, core measures, and ‘never events.’ She challenges us to integrate those within our culture of safety.
|9:30 – 10:00 AM - Break in the Exhibit Hall|
10:05 – 11:30 AM: PLENARY SESSION III – CHALLENGING PATIENTS and TOUGH CALLS
Variances in TBI Care Among Civilian and Combat Trauma Victim
Ethics & Trauma: Tough Decisions at Difficult Times
Kimberly Meyer uses her experience at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center to examine TBI Care and outcomes among a variety of civilian and military victims. She discusses similarities and differences in injury patterns, triage, and practice in both civilian and combat-related settings.
Dr. Vail takes us on a journey of self-examination, with a thought-provoking presentation about the ethical challenges of providing trauma care in the 21st century. This session will help you recognize when the patient has the right to refuse treatment, and to understand how your beliefs affect your ability to perform under challenging circumstances, including the withdrawal of care and the provision of seemingly futile care.
11:45 – 1:00 PM: LUNCHEON and DISTINGUISHED LECTURESHIP
Frank “Tres” Mitchell, III, MD, MHA, FACS
The Society of Trauma Nurses is pleased to announce Dr. Frank “Tres” Mitchell as the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Lectureship Award. Dr. Mitchell is currently the Medical Director, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has been a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and director of both trauma and critical care in both Oklahoma and Kansas.
Dr. Mitchell has a long history in the trauma community and is highly visible on the national stage. He has been a member and officer of the National ATLS Committee, a member of the Verification Review Committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma, Region Chief for the Committee on Trauma, and Chairman of the Oklahoma State Committee on Trauma. Dr. Mitchell has been a Verification Review Committee Site Reviewer since 1999 and is the Current Chair of the Committee on Trauma Verification Review Committee. Dr. Mitchell was a site surveyor for the first Trauma Verification Review Committee Site Visit outside the U.S. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.
In his role as Chair of the Verification Review Committee, Dr. Mitchell has fostered a collaborative relationship with STN, which has included support for the new “OPTIMAL” course as well as lecturing at our annual conference for the past three years.
|1:00 – 1:30 PM - Poster-Viewing and Networking – EXHIBITS OPEN|
1:30 – 3:15 PM: PLENARY SESSION IV – RESUSCITATION
Role of the Nurse in Trauma Resuscitation
Hemoglobin Targets – Where’s the Evidence?
Trauma Resuscitation: The Finer Points
Is successful trauma resuscitation more than the sum of its parts? Trauma nurses know that it is. Resuscitation requires not only the right fluids and tests, but also critical thinking skills and the ability to process information quickly. During this plenary session, three experts take you beyond the basics to discuss the finer points of resuscitation, including an appraisal of the role of the nurse and a review of the controversy surrounding hemoglobin targets.
3:30 – 4:30 PM: PLENARY SESSION V – SPECIAL POPULATIONS: RAPID FIRE
Fall Prevention Clinics for Seniors: Cost-Effective Programs that Work
How Culture Affects Injury Patterns – A Look at the Amish
Is Child Abuse Being Missed at Adult Trauma Centers?
We wrap up our conference with a discussion of three special populations, defined by their age, culture, mechanism of injury, and vulnerability. Pat Manion shares her experience participating in the development of a fall prevention clinic for older adults, which produced measurable results and revenue for their trauma center. Sue Rzucidlo helps us understand injury patterns among those who may live “off the grid” by examining the spectrum of injury seen among the Amish. And Karen Macauley attempts to answer an important question about the ability of adult trauma centers to make the difficult diagnosis of child abuse.
|4:30 PM - Closing remarks - Now you can pull up anchor and be on your way!|