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ATS Trauma Registry Course October 2nd-4th, 2016 Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, CA

10/2/2016 to 10/4/2016
When: October 2nd to October 4th
Where: Hard Rock Hotel
207 5th Avenue
San Diego, California  92101
United States
Contact: American Trauma Society
703 538 3557

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ATS Trauma Registry Course

Day 1 - October 2nd, 2016


Day 2 - October 3rd, 2016


Day 3 - October 4th, 2016



Held in conjunction with the Trauma Center Association of America's Annual Meeting. To register please visit the TCAA website


Since 1987 the American Trauma Society has been the leader in Trauma Registry education around the country. Beginning with a primer for professionals new to the area of trauma data collection, the ATS’ Trauma Registry Course (TRC) has expanded to provide a deeper look into the issues that affect a trauma registrar. The TRC provides a more standardized understanding of the specialty and approach to the task of maintaining a trauma register for the seasoned registrar. Lectures are designed to build upon experience, program maturity, and institutional needs. In this manner the TRC is designed and appropriate for trauma registrars / data managers of all levels of experience. The TRC provides the student with national standard definitions, and methodologies essential to a comprehensive trauma registry. The TRC has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient since 1999 as an avenue for comprehensive trauma registry training.

Upon completion of the Trauma Registry Course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the fundamental elements of a trauma registry,
  2. Identify the fundamental elements of the National Trauma Data Standard dataset patient inclusion criteria,
  3. Achieve familiarity with the National Trauma Data Standards, their definitions, field values, and required associated elements,
  4. Achieve familiarity with anatomical and medical terms frequently used in trauma, and understand their relevance to injury data collection,
  5. Identify the basic principles for various scaling and scoring tools such as the ICD-10-CM, Trauma Score, Revised Trauma Score, Abbreviated Injury Scale, Injury Severity Score, TRISS, etc.,
  6. Understand the assignment of injury severity values using the tools listed above, and their importance,
  7. Identify the process of reviewing and abstracting medical records of seriously injured trauma victims,
  8. State the assignment of e-codes and their significance,
  9. Utilize ICD-10-CM coding of complex multiple trauma patients with solid organ injuries in practice,
  10. Identify various methods of data presentation,
  11. Identify the basic principles of Inter-Rater Reliability audits,
  12. Identify areas related to DRGs to potentially increase financial reimbursement,
  13. Describe the differences between coding for reimbursement versus injury severity,
  14. Identify multidisciplinary members of a trauma quality and process improvement committee and discuss methodology for process and quality improvement,
  15. Achieve familiarity with computer hardware and software commonly used in trauma registers,
  16. Understand the significance of confidentiality concerning patient data and be able to develop safeguards to maintain these standards in the safe use of Trauma Registry data and reports,
  17. Verbalize the importance of complete and comprehensive documentation as it relates to injury severity and reimbursement and imbursement


$620 for all attendees


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If you call the Hard Rock Hotel directly (1-877-344-ROCK),

don't forget to mention that you are a part of

Trauma Center Association of America's Annual Conference.


Reservations must be made by September 9, 2016 to ensure that you receive

our special group rate.  

If rooms are unavailable at the Hard Rock for the entirety of your stay, below are nearby recommended hotels. We encourage you to join us at the Hard Rock when rooms are available.


Omni San Diego

Address: 675 L St, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 231-6664


Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Address: 401 K St, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 231-4040


Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Address: 660 K St, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 696-0234


Residence Inn San Diego Downtown / Gaslamp Quarter

Address: 356 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 487-1200



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