Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS)

FALL 2019

Terri Elsbernd, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, PTS President Terri Elsbernd, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Rochester, MN
PTS President

I am beyond humbled and honored to be sharing my first message with you as your President of PTS. Having just returned from the annual meeting, I continue to be overwhelmed by the passion for and dedication to improving injury care for children exemplified by this group. Thanks to each and every one of you for your support of the Pediatric Trauma Society mission. As I commence my year as the leader of this amazing organization I want all to know that I am always glad to hear your ideas and comments. The strength of PTS truly lies with its diverse membership where all input is important. More


The Pediatric Trauma Society Educational Fund was established to support educational initiatives and awards related to the Annual Meeting.

Your contribution will be used to support:

  • The Joseph J. Tepas Best Presentation Award, awarded annually
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award in Pediatric Trauma, awarded annually
  • Expenses related to the annual Keynote Speaker

Thank you to all of our supporters!

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Save the Date: PTS 7th Annual Meeting

7th Annual Meeting

November 4-7, 2020
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA

PTS 6th Annual Meeting

6th Annual Meeting

Thank you for joining us in San Diego!
Thank you for joining us in San Diego!
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Following the tragic school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, 10 News in San Diego visited the Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting in San Diego to speak with Dr. Jeffrey Upperman, PTS Secretary and Dr. Peter Masiakos.

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We just concluded our highest attended Annual Meeting and it was a HUGE success! We had over 420 registered attendees at the Sheraton Bay Tower in beautiful San Diego. We had a record attendance and we have continued to see an increase in membership of greater than 10% year over year for the past 4 years. Two thousand and eighteen and 2019 saw an increase of 187 members to take our total membership to over 1,150 medical professionals from all specialties. Congratulations to the Lone Star State for having the largest PTS membership contingency in the entire world with over 140 members from that state alone! More


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The American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP®) provides risk-adjusted benchmarking to trauma hospitals by collecting data from trauma centers, providing feedback about trauma centers’ performance, and identifying institutional characteristics that trauma center staff can implement to improve patient outcomes. The ACS TQIP Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) aim to provide recommendations for managing patient populations or injury types with special considerations to trauma care providers. The TQIP Best Practices Project Team and a panel of guest experts from appropriate specialties, work together over the course of the year to create each guideline. The guidelines are created from evidence-based literature when available and consensus of the group when evidence is lacking. More


Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) course
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TRIK Course in Roanoke, Virginia | March 5-6, 2020
Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety, Roanoke, Virginia

TRIK is a two-day simulation-based course designed for health care providers who manage pediatric trauma patients, with a focus on the roles of team leader and team members. Starting from primary survey and initial resuscitation, the course takes an interactive approach to managing common and uncommon pediatric trauma cases.

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Training Center Services | Code: TRIK | Training Center Services: TRIK / Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (LSE455L)

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (JTACS) is the official publication of the Pediatric Trauma Society. All PTS members are eligible to receive the journal at a discounted price as long as your dues are current. The reduced rate of $96 is based on a calendar year and you have the option of choosing a paper and electronic copy, or electronic only. To sign up for the discounted rate, please contact the AAST office at 800-789-4006 and state you are with the PTS and want the discounted rate for JTACS, (please have your PTS membership number handy). To continue to receive JTACS, you will need to contact AAST to renew your subscription starting in October of each year.

Educational Resources

Cooper University Health Care
December 6, 2019
Crowne Plaza, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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EAST Annual Scientific Assembly
January 14-18, 2020
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
Orlando, Florida
Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) course
March 5-6, 2020
Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety
Roanoke, Virginia
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March 6-7, 2020
The Union League of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5th Annual Pediatric Trauma Conference
May 15, 2020
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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2020 Western Pediatric Trauma Conference
July 15-17, 2020
Pasea Hotel and Spa
Huntington Beach, California
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PTS 7th Annual Meeting
November 4-7, 2020
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

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