PTS Newsletter
July, 2015

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

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

Richard Falcone, Jr, MD, MPH
Pediatric Trauma Society President
Director, Trauma Services
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Pediatric Trauma Society continues to grow and thrive. Papers from our inaugural meeting were published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and over a hundred high quality abstracts were submitted for our upcoming meeting. Our key note speaker for our upcoming meeting will be Dr. Joe Tepas presenting "Return on Investment: 30 Years of Commitment to the Injured Child Has Become a Pathway to Success".

PTS 2nd Annual Meeting: Registration and Housing

The PTS Meeting is the only meeting for pediatric trauma professionals to convene
as a unified society. We hope to see you there!

With great success at the Pediatric Trauma Society 1st Annual Meeting, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Meeting will be held November 6-7, 2015 at the OMNI Resort & Spa Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please check back for meeting updates as we venture into the New Year!

Preliminary Program will be available shortly.

Registration & Housing are available.

Register Today      Reserve Housing

Michelle Caldwell
Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
It was the best of times, it was...well, the best of times. This is the tale of one city - Winston-Salem, NC, where from May 18-20, 2015, it is was the age of wisdom, the epoch of belief, the season of light and the spring of hope! Ok, maybe that's a little over the top, but it was a really good meeting.

Elizabeth Edgerton, MD, MPH
Maternal Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is a federally authorized program with the mission of ensuring all severely injured or critically ill children have access to quality care in a timely manner. Essential to this mission is an appreciation that the majority of children are treated in non-pediatric specialty facilities and approximately 17 million children are more than an hour away from any trauma center.

Graham Teasdale, M.D.

In the four decades since the description of what became called the Glasgow Coma Scale (Teasdale and Jennett 1974) it has been adopted internationally as the standard way to assess head injured adults. It is used now in emergency departments and neurosurgical units in more than 80 countries, has been translated into more than 60 languages (Teasdale et al 2014) and the original paper is the single most frequently cited neurosurgical paper. (Ponce and Lozano 2014)

John Petty, MD
Brenner Children's Hospital

Marc Auerbach, M.D.
Yale University
The work of the guidelines committee continues to move forward. Upcoming projects will include reorganizing the web based PTS guidelines resource and inviting new submissions for care pathways and practices from our members and institutions.

Diane C. Hochstuhl, MSN, RN, NP-C
Nemours/duPont Hospital for Children
The Education committee has worked hard to devise a survey which recently went out to all members. This survey is requesting all membersí input as to educational resources they may wish to share and inquiring as to what educational resources members want and need.

Steven Woods
St. Louis Children's Hospital
PTS, a growing and evolving, professional organization with members from a large variety of specialties and disciplines, working together to fulfill the mission of the organization; to be global leaders in the field of pediatric trauma care through optimal care guidelines, education, research, and advocacy.

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