Spring, 2016

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Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Robert Letton Jr., MD, FAAP, FACS
Pediatric Trauma Society President
Professor of Pediatric Surgery
The University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine


Tisí the season . . . . the Pediatric Trauma Season that is. As the weather gets a little warmer, the days a little longer, and school starts winding down we can expect to see that sudden rise in our volume in most pediatric trauma centers. Even though we all will be getting a little busier, I would like to remind (and encourage) everyone that the Abstract Portal is open for the 2016 meeting in Nashville, and will remain open until May 9.
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3rd Annual Meeting

The Pediatric Trauma Society is now accepting abstracts for the 2016 Annual Meeting to be held at the Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee from November 11-12, 2016. The PTS is seeking abstracts from individuals who help prevent and treat injured children.

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
The May issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery features a number of highlights from the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Trauma Society including the Presidential Address, Keynote Address and Plenary Session papers. View the May issue here.
Diane C. Hochstuhl, MSN, RN, NP-C
Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children


The Education Committee has revised and updated both the Resources tab and the CME/CEU free links located on the PTS website. Both of these areas have been visited often by many of you and feedback is positive. The CME/CEU links are reviewed annually to assure relevancy and add helpful tips for navigating the sites. Thank you to Keith Schaefer from Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO for his work updating these links.
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John K. Petty, MD
Guideline Committee Chair
Brenner Children's Hospital


The VTE projects are wrapping up. Who would have thought we would have the finish line in sight. The manuscript from the national consensus study was published in print in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in February.
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David R. King, MD, FACS
Joint Special Operations Command, US Army
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Director, Knight Surgical Research Laboratory
Director of Research, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Associate Director, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program
The use of tourniquets on children is a large black hole of science. The relative absence of controlled scientific data leaves one only with their experience and wit as guide in the very uncommon scenario of a child with life-threatening extremity hemorrhage. Sadly, much of the experience comes from injured children, sometimes intentional and sometimes collateral, on the battlefield of the Global War on Terror (1). Some surgeons gain more experience than others, and it is the responsibility of those with experience to educate those with less.
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Save-the-Date
Roadside to Bedside 2016 Trauma Conference
June 9-10, 2016
Doral Arrowwood Hotel Conference Center
Rye Brook, NY

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