TraumaCon 2017



TraumaCon 2017
April 5-8, 2017
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
St Louis, MO

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Inaugural TraumaCon 5K

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the annual conference, STN is hosting its first ever 5K! The event is taking place on Thursday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. local time. There is a $25 fee to register but all proceeds will go to the Interstate Disaster Medical Collaborative. The IDMC supports the Missouri disaster team and is negotiating with supporting heroes to help cover LOD risks for disaster teams. IDMC is also the candidate for regional assets such as mobile surgical capabilities which states are unlikely to support.

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Pediatric Facility Tours

We are pleased to offer tours of two pediatric trauma facilities, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, on Wednesday afternoon, April 5th. Registration is available onsite. Please see the STN staff members at the registration desk to sign up for these tours.

St Louis Children's Hospital

Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states. As the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, the hospital offers nationally recognized programs for physician training and research.

We invite you to tour our facility, Wednesday April 5th at 1pm and 3pm.

Each tour will last approximately 60 minutes and will have room for 20 participants. Transportation to and from the Chase will be provided. We plan on touring every area that trauma touches or trauma patients visit (Transport, ED, OR, PICU, Olsen Family Garden, Surgical floor, Pediatric Acute Wound Service and Neurorehabilitation)

Please contact St Louis Children's Hospital Trauma Services at 314.454.6059 with any questions.

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

Since 1956, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has offered the highest level of care as the country’s only free-standing, non-profit Catholic pediatric hospital. Located in St. Louis, MO, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon provides hope to thousands of children with complex conditions from the Midwest area and beyond. It was the first Level One Trauma Center in both Missouri and Illinois. A member of SSM Health, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the county, the 195-bed teaching hospital is staffed by SLUCare physicians affiliated with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Since 2013, U.S News & World Report has recognized SSM Health Cardinal Glennon as a Best Pediatric Hospital. In every way, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon lives out the SSM Health mission, “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.”

Please join us in a tour of our hospital on April 5. Shuttles will be provided and will leave the Chase Park Plaza at 1pm and 3pm.

The tours will last approximately 45-60 minutes and will be able to accommodate 20 people each. Participants will be able to tour the Emergency Department, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Physical and Occupational Therapy areas. There will be plenty of time for a question and answer session with the Trauma Program Manager, the Trauma Medical Director, and a representative from each of the departments toured.

For questions, please contact Anne Toenjes, Trauma Program Manager, at 314-577-5392.

Adult Facility Tours



SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital has been an academic hospital in the St. Louis community for more than 80 years. As an academic medical center, we are at the forefront of ground-breaking medical treatments and procedures—providing them to our patients, teaching them to our students and developing them through research and innovation.

While we all strive to provide the latest in high-technology medicine, we also share a deep, Catholic heritage that empowers us to be caregivers at every level. We treat our whole patients—their bodies as well as their minds and spirits—with compassion and respect.

For nearly 30 years, SLU Hospital has been a designated Level 1 Trauma Center for Missouri and Illinois, and remains just as dedicated today in providing the highest quality care for traumatically-injured patients. In 2008, the hospital received the highest national recognition when it was verified as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level One Trauma Center.

Please join us for a tour of our hospital on April 5, either at 1 pm or 3pm. Shuttles service will be provided.

The tours will last approximately 45-60 minutes and will be able to accommodate 20 people each. Participants will be able to tour the Emergency Department, the Trauma Intensive Care Unit, the helicopter landing pad, and the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Simulation lab.

For questions, please contact Pamela Golden, Trauma Program Manager, at 314-577-8773.


About TraumaCon

Welcome to St. Louis, Missouri, home to the 20th Annual Society of Trauma Nurses Conference, TraumaCon, April 5-8, 2017, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Over this three-day conference, you will have the opportunity to visit with old friends, make new connections, and choose from a variety of high-quality educational programs designed for nurses involved in the care of trauma patients and the management of trauma programs and trauma systems. We expect an audience of more than 600 trauma nurses and nursing professionals. Read more in this brochure about the innovative programs and activities our hard-working program planning committee has in store for attendees, and make plans now to attend this highly anticipated event.

About STN

The Society of Trauma Nurses is committed to ensuring optimal trauma care globally. Members are nurses who are innovators and leaders in trauma research, education, management, and direct trauma service delivery. The Society of Trauma Nurses provides educational programs, mentoring, interest groups, outreach and services to assist trauma nurses in professional development.

Conference Highlights

  • Multiple Concurrent Sessions – The conference will feature concurrent sessions on Thursday and “Roundtable Sessions” on Friday morning.
  • Clinical Topics – The breakout and plenary sessions have an unprecedented amount of clinical content, designed to meet the needs of trauma professionals in a variety of work settings.
  • Poster Abstract CE – Optional continuing education (CE) for poster abstract reviews will be offered Thursday afternoon after Plenary Session #2.
  • Plenary Sessions – We’re especially proud this year to offer an exceptional line-up of plenary sessions, including: Training to Treatment, What the COT is Doing for You, Analyzing Bleeding with TEG, and Impact of Legislative Actions on Your Trauma Center, to name a few. Day 1 ends with a Plenary Session to bring everyone back together before review of the poster abstracts.
  • Special Interest Groups/Committees – These meetings will take place on Wednesday morning, April 5, before the pre-conference sessions. This is a great opportunity to network with other members in your special interest area.
  • STN 20th Anniversary Celebration & Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall– The celebration and grand opening of the exhibit hall is on Wednesday evening following the pre-conference sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate 20 years of STN conferences and network with colleagues and vendor partners in the Exhibit Hall.

Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours

The Society of Trauma Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Please contact Brian Doty, STN Meetings and Education Director, at 859-977-7446 for more information. The following is a list of possible contact hours for applicable sessions:
Course Contact Hours
Pre-Conference: Geriatric Trauma 4.0
Pre-Conference: EAST Collaborative Workshop 4.0
Pre-Conference: Leadership Workshop 4.0
Full Conference: All Plenary Sessions/Concurrent Sessions 11.75
Optional CE for Poster Abstracts 1.0–2.5
TCRN Review Course 12.0
Optimal 6.3