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The Society of Trauma Nurses


December E-Newsletter 

Happy Holidays!
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 Monday, December 23, 2013 and reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Staff will respond to all voicemails and emails as well as process any course requests upon returning to the office in January.

STN Mentorship Program

STN is excited by the level of involvement the Mentorship Program has already had with members, but we still need more- Between 15-20 mentors are needed from various types/levels of trauma centers with professional experience as advanced practice nurses, coordinators, administrators and/or managers.

Mentors must be STN members in good standing for at least the past two years; should have a minimum of five years of Trauma experience; and have led at least one verification/designation site visit and/or a focus visit. For more details on the STN Mentorship Program, click here.

Click here to complete your STN Mentor Application.

Traumanurses.org & Listserv
One of the many benefits STN offers for its members is an online Resource Library. The Resource Library is accessible under the Resources tab from the STN home page. The library includes forms, templates and articles in administration, clinical practice and guidelines, job descriptions, performance improvement, policies and procedures, registry and trauma activation.

If you have any resources you would like to share please email them to cwalls@traumanurses.org and he will add them to the library for other members to access and utilize.


STN 2014 Annual Conference: Registration Now Open!

The conference committee of the Society of Trauma Nurses invites you to Bring it to the Bayou by joining us in New Orleans for our 17th Annual STN Conference. For the conference website, click here.

Bring it to the Bayou- Exhibit and Sponsor the STN 2104 Annual Conference
The STN 2014 Annual Conference Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus is now available. The society is expecting over 500 trauma nurses and nursing professionals this year. Your target audience will be in Vegas and so should you.
Click here to download the 2014 Annual Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Prospectus

Hotel Information

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2500

Welcome to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, in the heart of the Big Easy. Fresh off a $50 Million revitalization, work, play or simply relax at our New Orleans hotel, centrally located within an atmosphere of endless excitement in one of the world’s greatest cities. Arise to a breakfast of beignets just steps from the French Quarter. Spend an afternoon shopping Royal Street and the French Market. Relax in Jackson Square or dine at a world famous restaurant in the French Quarter. Place yourself in the middle of all the things to do in New Orleans!

Rates and Reservations
The STN Annual Convention guest room rate is only $213 per night plus tax single/double occupancy. Reservations must be made by March 3, 2014. To register online, click here or call (504) 525-2500 and mention STN to receive the group rate.

EAST 27TH Annual Scientific Assembly
Make plans now to join your colleagues and friends for the 27th Annual Scientific Assembly being held January 14-18, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria, Naples, Florida.

Event Details and Registration


TCAA Analysis on HOPPS Rule (CMS Proposed Ruling)
STN is pleased to report that in the final Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) rule issued on November 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) elected against proceeding with consolidation of the five emergency department codes into one single code which would have financially disadvantaged trauma centers for the high cost life-saving services they provide. CMS did proceed with consolidation of clinic codes. Please click here for an analysis of the final rule by the Trauma Center Association of America’s legislative counsel. 
This is great news for trauma centers and trauma patients! We are appreciative of CMS' responsiveness to the concerns identified by TCAA on behalf of its members, to ensure the appropriate methodology and level of payment for trauma centers.
This is the beginning of a serious policy dialogue around Medicare payment for trauma centers. TCAA needs the active involvement of its members and affiliate organizations, including STN and its members.


JTN News

Try Journal of Trauma Nursing (JTN) for the iPad - Download Now to Access the Free Full Issue!

A New Way to Look at JTN
JTN’s dynamic iPad app combines the reading experience of print with enhanced features and tools that include:

  • Fast, easy navigation of full-text articles
  • Adjustable text sizing with “pinch and zoom”
  • Engaging multimedia and supplemental digital content (SDC)
  • Ability to store or delete downloaded issues
  • Fast issue browsing through Quick View and linked Table of Contents
  • Convenient notification when a new issue becomes available
  • Links to the JTN website for more content and features

Download the app today!

Coming in 2014- 6 Issues of JTN

We’re making a good thing even better.  Beginning in 2014, Journal of Trauma Nursing expands to six issues per year!  You’ll have more of the best original articles and clinical information that reflect the practice of trauma nursing in the areas of practice, education, health policy and administration, and research.
You will continue to receive 4 print issues, and can access two online only issues at JTNOnline.com.   In addition, you’ll have full online access to JTNOnline.com, including archived issues, and exclusive member access to the JTN iPad App.
It’s easy to access the digital issues of JTN.  Before you begin:  You will need your username and password for JTNOnline.com, or you will need to locate your member/subscriber number on the mailing label of your journal.

Activate your subscription today to access JTN’s digital issues.    Please note that if you have not yet registered for access to JTNOnline, you must first register.  Follow the online instructions to do so.
Your LWW username and password will also provide you access to the JTN iPad app.  Don’t have the app?  Download today and join your colleagues who have already chosen JTN as their professional journal of choice.
Have questions?  Need assistance?  Member Service is here to help!  Contact us at 1-866-489-0443 or at Memberservice@LWW.com.
Happy Reading!

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Call for Manuscripts for Journal of Trauma Nursing

The Journal of Trauma Nursing is soliciting articles on the following topics: 

  • Rural Trauma
  • Leadership and Management
  • Trauma Systems
  • Cultural Issues in Trauma Care & Practice
  • Pediatrics
  • International Trauma Care
  • Innovative Practice
  • Magnet – How are the forces implemented in the trauma department?
  • Quality Improvement
  • Disaster planning/preparedness/response
  • Case studies 

JTN is also planning a focused issue on the topic of ADVANCED PRACTICE IN TRAUMA NURSING: Manuscripts may include research, new techniques, informatics, epidemiology, infectious disease, evidence based practice, and rehabilitation.
Visit http://www.traumanurses.org/resources/journal-of-trauma-nursing.html for additional information.

STN Continuing Education

Trauma Outcomes & Performance Improvement Course  

March 6, 2014, Philadelphia, PA at The Union League of Philadelphia
Click here to register
March 27, 2014, Bryan, TX at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments
Click here to register
April 5, 2014, New Orleans, LA at the STN Annual Conference
Click here to register
April 17, 2014, Hollywood, FL at the Memorial Regional/Trauma Center
Click here to register
May 4, 2014, Atlantic City, NJ at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Annual Trauma Symposium
 Click here to register
May 6, 2014, St. Louis, MO at the Barnes Jewish Hospital Trends in Trauma
Click here to register
May 7, 2014, Bend, OR at Sunriver Resort & Lodge
 Click here to register
July 8, 2014, Breckenridge, CO at Rocky Mountain Trauma and Emergency Medicine Conference
Click here to register
*Be sure to login using the link located in the left menu bar before starting your registration.

The ATCN 2013 Edition is now available. If you are a director or faculty please be sure to visit www.atcnnurses.org to access the update and complete the test. Usernames and passwords were distributed via email in May 2013. If you have not received your login information please contact Chris Walls at cwalls@traumanurses.org.

Links to updated course forms including tests and case scenarios are posted on www.atcnnurses.org as well as a list of directors and faculty in good standing. Note: you must be logged in to access this information. The Update Quiz should be completed before December 31, 2013.

Upcoming Courses
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
EAST Scientific Assembly
Naples, FL 
Click here to register

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Ohio Society of Trauma Nurse Leaders
Columbus, OH
Click here to register

Saturday, April 5, 2014
STN Annual Conference Post Conference Session
New Orleans, LA
Click here to register

You Are STN!

Welcome New Members

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.

Complete list of new members- Click here.

If you are already a member, remember to renew your membership and continue to take advantage of all the STN benefits!!

  1. Renew online
  2. Download the renewal form


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