Fall, 2017

Editors

Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Nationwide Children's Hospital



Terri Elsbernd, RN
MS, RN, CEN, CPEN
Mayo Clinic Hospital

Lisa Gray, MHA, BSN, RN, CPN
Director, Trauma Services
St. Vincent Evansville
PTS President


I am truly honored and excited to write my first message as your president of the Pediatric Trauma Society. It is such an exciting time for this organization! The PTS membership continues to grow, attendance at this year’s meeting exceeded 400 registrants and the wealth of knowledge and expertise among our multidiscipline group was abundant in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Lisa Gray
MHA, BSN, RN, CPN
President

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Randall Burd, MD
President-Elect

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Jon Groner, MD
Past-President

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Terri Elsbernd,
MS, RN, CEN, CPEN
Secretary

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Bindi Naik-Mathuria
Treasurer

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Danielle Sargeant,
MD

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Jeffery Upperman,
MD

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Steven Stylianos,
MD

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The 4th annual meeting was a huge success and full of firsts. This year was the first simulation training, first breakout sessions and the first time the PTS held a session for a Local Host. The PTS also experienced many increases from previous years including number of exhibitors (13), abstract submissions and attendance. At an all-time high, this year's meeting attendance was 412 attendees, 93 of which were non-members.

Jonathan I. Groner, MD & Dr. John Lawrence
Jonathan I. Groner, MD, PTS Immediate Past President (right) presents Dr. John Lawrence (left) with the PTS Career Contribution Award at the 2017 PTS Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC.


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PTS Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, November 4, 2016
11:00 AM


MINUTES

  1. Welcome and Call to Order

    The Fourth Annual Membership Meeting of the Pediatric Trauma Society was called to order by the President, Dr. Jonathan Groner, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in the Crystal Ballroom of the Charleston Marriott Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina.  Dr. Groner welcomed everyone and urged any non-members to join the Society.  He noted that applications can be made online, and that the staff would be happy to answer any questions. 

    Good morning and welcome to the Fourth Annual Membership Meeting of the Pediatric Trauma Society.  If you are not a member of the organization, I urge you to make the commitment to join our growing Society.  We would welcome all non-members here to join the PTS today – you can do so online, and please ask our staff if you have any questions. 


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5th Annual Meeting, November 2-4, 2017, Charleston Marriott, South Carolina
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5th Annual Meeting
November 8-10, 2018
Royal Sonesta
Houston, Texas

Marc Auerbach, MD
Guidelines Committee Chair


In light of the tragic events in Las Vegas and public focus on stop the bleed our committee is providing a summary of the evidence from the Tourniquet Working Group is provide below (Jafri M, Cunnigham A, Cicero M, Auerbach M).
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Pediatric Trauma: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition
Pediatric Trauma: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Second Edition Injuries cause more than half of all childhood deaths and a large proportion of pediatric trauma care is provided by non-pediatric specialists. This book provides an update of current practice, backed by evidence-based recommendations, in four sections:
  1. Trauma systems for children, including epidemiology, organization of pediatric trauma care, disaster planning and systems for mass pediatric casualties and community injury prevention programs.
  2. General principles of resuscitation and supportive care.
  3. Specific injuries commonly seen in children, including from child abuse.
  4. Rehabilitation, communication, long-term outcomes and performance improvement methods to monitor outcomes.

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Recently Published: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Manuscripts
JT-D-16-06038R1
"The association of non-accidental trauma with historical factors, exam findings and diagnostic testing during the initial trauma evaluation"
Mauricio A Escobar; Marc Auerbach; Katherine Flynn-O'Brien; Gunjan Tiyyagura; Matthew A Borgman; Susan J Duffy; Kelly Falcone; Rita Burke; John M Cox; Sabine Maguire

JT-D-16-06110R1
"Acute Procedural Interventions Following Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A Prospective Multicenter Evaluation"

JT-D-16-06106R1
"Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) in Children Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma: A Multi-Institutional Analysis"

JT-D-16-06276
"Standardizing the initial resuscitation of the trauma patient with the Primary Assessment Completion Tool (PACT) using video review" Wurster LA, Thakkar RK, Haley KJ, Wheeler KK, Larson J, Stoner M, Gewirtz Y, Holman T, Buckingham D, Groner JI.

Get Involved: Share Your Resources!
The Education Committee has recently revised and updated both the Clinical Resources and CME/CEU pages located on the PTS website. The clinical resources and CME/CEU links were submitted by a number of our members and are consistently reviewed by the committee to assure relevancy and accuracy. We are opening up a call for new clinical resources, guidelines and polices to add to the existing list.

Submissions can be emailed to Matilda Wright at matilda.wright@uky.edu. In order to include your resources on the PTS webpage, the submission will need to be blinded so that the hospital or program name is not on the documents. Please include the date on each submission for relevancy.

PTS and EAST Collaborate for Online Pediatric Trauma Education
PTS has partnered with the EAST Education Center to provide online pediatric trauma education to our members. PTS members will find a unique coupon code in the members only area that will allow access to EAST Online Education Center. Visit the members only area to retrieve your code.
Save-the-Date
Ohio Pediatric Trauma Symposium
December 8, 2017
Akron Children’s Hospital

18th Annual Templeton Pediatric Trauma Symposium
March 2-3, 2018
The Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

APSA 2018 Annual Meeting
May 3-6, 2018
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, CA

APSA 2019 50th Anniversary Meeting
May 19-22, 2019
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

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