PTS Newsletter
August, 2012

Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Lee Ann Wurster, RN
Nationwide Children's Hospital

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

PTS has 332 paid members! That is a wonderful accomplishment for the first 6 months of dues collection and we thank each of you for your support. We have a great range of professionals from physicians, nurses, pharmacists, researchers and EMS, just to name a few.

Over sixty five people responded to the PTS Education Committee survey monkey. Demographic information is as follows: 34.9% were physicians, 54% were nurses, 9.5% were APNs, 4.8% were pre-hospital providers. Over 59% worked at either a University based pediatric trauma center or a University based adult/pediatric center, while 34.4% worked at a free standing pediatric trauma center.

The Injury Prevention/Advocacy committee is off and running. Through conference calls we have divided our group into 6 subcommittees, each with two leaders and have established a set of goals for each of the subcommittees. We do not intend to create a new injury prevention organization, but, rather, to act as a clearing house for information about childhood injury prevention efforts and to help existing organizations work together to reduce childhood injuries.

Trauma centers strive to provide optimal trauma care. The PTS is assembling clinical resources that you may find helpful. We will continue to update these resources as we receive them from members. If you would like to contribute your "best practices" on Massive Transfusion Protocols, please email them to All facility identifying information will be removed prior to posting and the following disclaimer appears on the PTS website. Please send in word, or an editable format, for de-identifying.

We Welcome Your Suggestions!
Please provide the Guidelines Committee with your input for their next project:
The goal of PTS is to measure the care we provide against a standard. This information represents the start of an attempt to establish a standard for the care of injured children. The information was compiled using data from the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), a service of the Children’s Hospital Association. The PHIS includes information on all kids cared for at the 44 busiest children’s hospitals in the US and Canada.

Executive Board

David Mooney, MD, MPH
Trauma Medical Director
Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Lynn Haas, RN, CNP
Trauma Program Manager
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, OH

Jonathan Groner, MD
Trauma Medical Director
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Jeffery Upperman, MD
Trauma Medical Director
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Member at Large
Kathy Haley, RN, BSN
Trauma Program Manager
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Member at Large
Michael L. Nance, MD
Director, Pediatric Trauma Program
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Immediate Past President, Advisory Board Chair
Steven Stylianos, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Associate Surgeon-in-Chief
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY
New Hyde Park, NY

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