||Terri Elsbernd, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Just a few random thoughts from the frozen tundra known as Minnesota:
- I just had the distinct honor of representing PTS at the annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST). As I gave a PTS update at their board of directors meeting I was pleased to hear such positive feedback from around the table not only about the collaboration we have with EAST but also about our annual meeting. That sort of positive feedback coming from a world recognized national trauma organization speaks to the growth and impact of PTS. Also at the meeting several members of our guidelines committee did a presentation on evidence based pediatric management guidelines. This was well attended and many positive comments were elicited. Thanks to the guidelines committee for all of the effort.
- Planning is underway for the 2020 PTS annual meeting to be held November 4-7 in New Orleans. In fact, the call for abstracts will be released in February and we are looking forward to reviewing all of the great work being done across the country.
- The PTS board of directors recently approved a research grant process to support new scientists and advance the science of pediatric injury care. The grant application is included here and the deadline for submission is June 1, 2020
- This is also the time of the year when our membership dues statements are delivered. When the email arrives please take some time to renew your membership because the strength of PTS is certainly in it diverse members.
Until next time,
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!
PTS 7th Annual Meeting
Abstract Submission Now Available
The Pediatric Trauma Society is now accepting abstracts for their 7th Annual Meeting.
Deadline: Tuesday, May 19th at 11:59 pm EDT
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As a reminder, your invoice has been sent for 2020 dues. Please log into your members account to update your dues and any other information.
||Susan Ziegfeld, MSN, PNP-BC
The PTS Nursing Leadership Committee continues to thrive and maintain a robust listserv with active discussions amongst its members. Under the direction of the board of directors an executive committee was formed. This committee will provide leadership and guidance for our larger nurse leader committee. The committee is actively working on our 2020 goals...
Publications Committee Update
||Robert Letton, Jr., MD
||Peter Ehrlich, MD
The committee is currently wrapping up the submissions to Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery from the 2019 PTS Meeting. Over 40 papers were submitted, 6 were judged acceptable with minor revision, and 6 were judged acceptable with major revision. Nine of those 12 have been submitted, as well as the Presidential Address, giving us 10 possible papers at the moment. So far, none have received a rejection from the Journal of Trauma. Fingers crossed.
This month we will be rotating 10 members off of the committee and adding a new 10 members that will serve a 2 year term on the committee. We appreciate all the hard work that has been put into this committee by all of the members, and especially, the significant efforts that the immediate past chair, Dr. Barbara Gaines, has exerted to increase our impact factor with the Journal of Trauma.
Bob Letton, Chair
Peter Ehrlich, Vice Chair
||Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD
||Teresa Bell, PhD
The PTS Research Committee has an ambitious agenda planned for the year ahead. We have revised our charter
to reflect the mission and goals for this coming year. Highlights include:
Stop the Bleed Grant Final Reports
Oregon Health and Science University
Submitted by Tony Escobar
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.
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.
(Click on: Training Center Services | Code: TRIK | Training Center Services: TRIK / Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (LSE455L))
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 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.
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