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Injury Prevention


 

Evidence Based Falls Prevention

This webinar gives an overview of the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs for older adults. Participate in an overview of falls specific morbidity and mortality data and fall risk factors. We are excited to have Ellen Corman, BS, MRA, Manager of Injury Prevention and Community Engagement at Stanford Health and Rob Curran, Injury Prevention and Trauma Outreach Coordinator, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center will co-presenters for this ATS webinar. 

 

Partnering to Prevent Suicide

This webinar provides an overview of some of the key signs people display when considering suicide and the most common lethal means utilized.  We will also highlight a successful suicide prevention campaign in NH that brought together an unlikely team of gun shop owners and public health experts and a unique initiative to reduce access to lethal means.  

 

Presented by:  Elaine Frank, MHS, former Director of the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth.

 

 

Water Safety & Possible Solutions for Your Community Programs - August 22, 2018

On August 22, 2018, the American Trauma Society presented an Injury Prevention Educational Webinar - "Water Safety & Possible Solutions For Your Community Programs".  Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury for kids 1-4 years of age and a top cause of death for many other age groups. Parents think it can’t happen to their kids but, child development says differently. Join us for a webinar to talk about water safety and possible solutions for your community programs.

 

The webinar is presented by Karen Macauley, DHA, MEd, BSN, TCRN, CEN

Karen is the trauma program manager at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received both her BSN and Masters in Health Education from Pennsylvania State University. She is an active member of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), the Pediatric Trauma Society, and serves on the board of the American Trauma Society (ATS). Karen currently serves on the Florida Injury Prevention Advisory Council and has lectured extensively on a variety of trauma topics, including burn care, child abuse, alcoholism and trauma, and spinal cord injury. Karen is a faculty member for the ATS’ Injury Prevention Coordinator and Trauma Program Manager Course.

 

 

"Safer Seniors" - Teaching Older Adults Fall Risk in Your Community - May 25, 2016

On May 25th, 2016, the American Trauma Society presented a Injury Prevention Educational Webinar - "Safer Seniors" - Teaching Older Adults Fall Risk in Your Community.  Every 13 seconds in the United States an older person is treated in an emergency room because of a fall. In 2014, 2.4 million Americans over the age of 65 sought care in the ER after a fall related injury. The cost to healthcare was 64 billion dollars according to the CDC.  This webinar will help Injury Prevention Coordinators, Trauma Program Coordinators, and Registrars learn ways to evaluate and develop an elderly falls prevention strategy. It will help identify possible community partners and look for existing resources in their own community. Raising awareness and promoting your own program is very important for success and building a sustainability plan is vital for long term goal setting.


 

Trauma Registry


 

The Joint Trauma System Combat Casualty Care Conference: a model for inclusion, shared awareness, and validation

Joint Trauma System Combat Casualty Care conference has been held weekly since 2005 and has expanded in scope to be open to all members of our trauma system team to include our trauma registrars. This provides near real time feedback on trauma care outcomes and highlights the critical work our registrars perform in assessing and improving our outcomes. It serves as a model for inclusion, shared awareness, and validation of the contributions of all members of our trauma system team to improvement of trauma and combat casualty care outcomes.

 

Presented by: Colonel Jeffrey A. Bailey, MD, FACS

Colonel Bailey serves as the Interim Director for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Joint Trauma System and as Special Assistant to the Assistant Director, DHA Combat Support Agency. Colonel Bailey is a Professor in the Uniformed Services University Walter Reed Department of Surgery. He is board certified in General Surgery with a special certification in Surgical Critical Care.

 

Colonel Bailey serves as the Chief of the Military Region of the American College of Surgeons Regional Committees on Trauma and is a member of the National Committee on Trauma. He serves as a Director at Large for the National Trauma Institute. 

 

 

Post-Resuscitation Complications in the Trauma Patient: A Registry Perspective

Traumatically injured patients are at risk for many complications after the initial resuscitation phase.  Just as predictability in the progression of a disease process exists, we can anticipate and prevent potential complications resulting from the pathophysiologic response based on the mechanism of injury and applied interventions.  This discussion will review a systematic approach to potential complications of the trauma patient in the post resuscitation phase of recovery.

 

Presented by: Mike Mixson, BSN, RN, Director, Trauma Services at Medical City McKinney

Mr. Mixson has been with Medical City McKinney for 10 years in a variety of positions including staff nurse, Hospitalist Coordinator and Trauma Services Manager. He has championed Initiatives for increasing EMS, trauma, and nursing education as a TNCC and PHTLS instructor as well as faculty for the American Trauma Society.  In 2017, he was named as one of DFW’s Great 100 Nurses.  Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Western Governor’s University, and is currently completing his Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Administration.  

 

 

Shifting the Trauma Registry Paradigm Into the 21st Century: The Data Management Model and Health Informatics Overview

This webinar provides an overview of the data management model, health informatics and how the trauma registry (trauma informatics) fits into them.  It highlights the importance and impact of bottom up and top down data governance and the components of a data quality program as part of the overall Data Management program.

 

The webinar is presented by Sandra Strack Arabian MBA, NREMT, CSTR, CAISS who is the Trauma Program Manager at Tufts Medical Center, a level I ACS verified Trauma Center  in Boston, MA . She is also a senior adjunct faculty member at Cambridge College, Boston, MA where she teaches Epidemiology and Health Informatics. Sandy has over 25 years of proven, successful, leadership skills in enterprise management with a strong focus on data management and analysis.

 

 

An Overview of Radiology & Lab Tests for Trauma Registrars

This webinar will aid trauma registrars in understanding the difference between types of radiological and laboratory studies and the injuries they help diagnose. This course is perfect for a new trauma registrar to provide them with the foundation needed for understanding and coding common radiology and laboratory tests.

 

The webinar is presented by Michelle Arford, MS, CSTR.  Ms. Arford is currently a Certified Trauma Registrar at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE.  She also serves as co-chair for Delaware’s Coalition for Injury Prevention’s Violent Injuries Team, is an Advisory Board Member for Delaware’s Violent Death Reporting System and serves on the ATS Trauma Data and Registry Council.

 

 

Anatomy & Physiology of the Pelvis & Spine 

The webinar covers a general overview of anatomy & physiology of the pelvis & spine with information geared towards trauma registry professionals. This course is perfect for a new trauma registrar to provide them with the foundation needed for understanding and coding common injuries to the pelvis & spine. 

 

The webinar is presented by Constance Hymas, RNC-NIC, MN, MSHS.  Ms. Hymas is currently a Neonatal Clinical Educator at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT and previously served for 26 years in the US Navy and was deployed to Iraq as a Trauma Nurse Coordinator with the Joint Theatre Trauma System (JTTS). 

 

 

Anatomy & Physiology of the Head, Neck & Face

The webinar covers a general overview of anatomy & physiology of the head, neck and face with information geared towards trauma registry professionals. This course is perfect for a new trauma registrar to provide them with the foundation needed for understanding and coding common injuries to the head neck and face. 

 

The webinar is presented by Constance Hymas, RNC-NIC, MN, MSHS.  Ms. Hymas is currently a Neonatal Clinical Educator at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT and previously served for 26 years in the US Navy and was deployed to Iraq as a Trauma Nurse Coordinator with the Joint Theatre Trauma System (JTTS). 

 

 

An Overview of the International Classifications of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for Trauma Registrars - August 10th, 2017

This webinar provides a general overview of the Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedural Coding System (PCS) of ICD-10. This course is perfect for a new trauma registrar to provide them with the foundation needed for understanding both the ICD-10-CM an ICD-10-PCS coding systems. ICD-10-CM is the system used by trauma registrars to classify and code diagnoses, symptoms, and external causes on trauma patients. ICD-10-PCS is the system which replaced the ICD-9 volume 3 for reporting inpatient procedures and used by trauma registrars to code procedures performed on the trauma patient during hospitalization.

 

The webinar is presented by Rudy Flores, BSPH, CSTR, RHIT, HCA South Atlantic Division Manager of Trauma Registry and AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and Garrett Hall, BSN, RN, CSTR, Ben Taub Hospital’s Ginni and Richard Mithoff Level I Trauma Center, Trauma Registry Manager.

 

 

A Refresher on ICD_10-CM Codes for External Cause - April 28, 2017

Are you new to ICD-10-CM coding? Do you feel lost in the sea of external cause codes now available in ICD-10-CM? If so, this webinar can help. Dr. Hedegaard will review key concepts for coding external cause in ICD-10-CM and offer tips and advice to help improve consistency in coding. 

 

The lecture is presented by Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, an injury epidemiologist and the manager of the Injury Statistics Program in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

  

 

Data Validation for Trauma Registrars - July 18, 2016

The American College of Surgeons states “The data in a trauma registry can be used in a variety of ways. These ways define the purpose at a given hospital.” Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: pg 63 1999, Committee on Trauma American College of Surgeons 

Most often the primary purpose of a trauma registry is identified as being performance improvement with secondary purposes of research and data analysis. Whether one is attempting to execute appropriate performance improvement measures, perform research or conduct data analysis, it is necessary to ensure valid data exists within the registry. The old adage “garbage in, garbage out” is applicable with the trauma registry and the value of the registry is directly proportionate to the validity of the data contained within the registry and the ability to transform that data into meaningful information. 
 
This course defined how to identify components of each type of validation process and components to creating a validation policy:

  1. Identify components for each type of validation 
  2. Determine appropriate use of each validation process 
  3. Recognize the steps in creating a validation process policy 

 

Investigating Trauma Registry Mapping Issues with NTDB/TQIP Submissions - April 6, 2016

With more and more focus being placed on the quality of trauma registry data being submitted to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) and Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP). It is vital for trauma registrars to understand how data submissions impact trauma center's institutional risk-adjusted benchmarking reports used for national comparisons through the TQIP program. Trauma registrars should have a strong understanding of key data points such as complications and co-morbid conditions when uploading data submission. 
 
This webinar covered the "drill down" process used by the Mayo Clinic Trauma Center and the following::

  1. Recognize the importance of investigations and monitoring trauma registry data mapping
  2. Identify ways to validate data; in particular complications and co-morbid conditions
  3. Recognize the impact of data submission on institutional risk-adjusted benchmarking reports

 

ICD-10 / ICD-9 Dual Diagnosis Coding for Traumatic Injuries - March 22, 2016

With the recent implementation of ICD-10 now trauma registrars are often faced with tremendous challenges of understanding the new ICD-10 code set. The ICD-10 / ICD-9 dual diagnosis coding for traumatic injuries webinar will help guide trauma registrars through the process of selecting ICD-10 codes for injuries while using baseline knowledge of the ICD-9 code set. The webinar will highlight specific traumatic injury case studies and how injury cases are coded in both ICD-10 and ICD-9 to bridge possible gaps in understanding and differences between the two code sets. Additionally trauma registrars will be able to gain coding insight on some common areas where ICD-10 is drastically different such as orthopedic trauma injury coding. 

 

The "ICD-10 / ICD-9 Dual Diagnosis Coding for Traumatic Injuries" Webinar covered the following:

  1. Recognize key differences between ICD-10 and ICD-9 for coding
  2. Identify ICD-10 coding set changes that impact traumatic injury coding
  3. Recognize the impact of ICD-10 traumatic orthopedic injury coding

 

2016 NTDS Dictionary Changes - January 25, 2016

The National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) Dictionary is designed to establish a national standard for the exchange of trauma registry data, and to serve as the operational definitions for the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). Each year and throughout the year, the American College of Surgeons provides updates and changes to the National Trauma Data Standards.  This webinar will review recent changes made to the NTDB data fields.  This webinar assists the Registrar with important knowledge of the abstracting process, and assists in improving the quality of the data sent to the NTDB.    

The "2016 NTDS Dictionary Changes" Webinar covered the following:

  1. Recognize the new data fields
  2. Recognize the impact of abstracting with the updated definitions
  3. Recognize the updated clarifications to definitions when abstracting
  4. Recognize the significance the additional Information edits have with data abstraction of NTDB fields

 

ICD-10-CM - External Cause Code Decision Making (Part II) - July 22, 2015

This webinar covered ICD-10-CM external cause codes. The lecture series was presented by Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, an injury epidemiologist and the manager of the Injury Statistics Program in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

 

Part 2: ICD-10-CM External Cause Code Decision Making, covered the following:

  1. Identify the fundamental elements required to identify the correct injury external cause codes
  2. Achieve familiarity with ICD-10-CM decision tree process for coding external cause codes
  3. Achieve familiarity with the CDC external cause code matrix 

 

Introduction to ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS for Trauma Registrars - April 21st, 2015 

This webinar covered an introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding. The webinar was presented by Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

 

Attendees of the Webinar (Introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS  for Trauma Registrars), were be able to:

  1. Identify the fundamental element of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding structure.
  2. Achieve a basic understanding of trauma ICD-10-CM diagnosis and ICD-10-PCS procedure coding.
  3. Achieve a basic understanding of the IDC-10 coding set.

 

ICD-9 - External Cause Code Decision Making - January 29, 2015

This webinar covered ICD-9-CM external cause codes. The lecture series was presented by Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, an injury epidemiologist and the manager of the Injury Statistics Program in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

 

Part 1: ICD-9-CM External Cause Code Decision Making, covered the following:

  1. Identify the fundamental elements required to identify the correct injury external cause codes
  2. Achieve familiarity with ICD-9-CM decision tree process for coding external cause codes
  3. Achieve familiarity with the CDC external cause code matrix
  4. Achieve familiarity with how NTDS maps external cause codes for identification of trauma injury type

 

General


 

Bedside Recognition of Acute Stress or PTSD in Your Trauma Survivors

This webinar gives an overview of best practices to support trauma survivors in the inpatient and outpatient setting that are experiencing Acute Stress or PTSD.  Presented by national experts including:  Dr. Doug Zatzick, University of Washington School of Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Anne Marie Warren, Baylor, Scott & White, Peter Thomas, Trauma Survivor, Peter Thomas, Chair of the ATS TSN Advisory Committee and Eileen Flores, LCSW, National TSN Coordinator.  This webinar is applicable to EMTs, Nurses, Physicians, Care Coordinators, Social Workers and Rehabilitation specialists. We all have a role !!

 

 

 

Cutting Edge Concepts in Resiliency:  Lessons learned from the US Special Operations Community

This webinar touches on what we can do to protect ourselves from and to overcome the cumulative physical and emotional strain of our professional and personnel life.  Presented by Colonel (Dr.) Chetan Kharod, the Program Director for the Department of Defense's tri-service Military EMS & Disaster Medicine Fellowship, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  

 

Objectives:

1.    To describe the human stress response and how to recognize its effects

2.    To define 4 domains of resiliency development common to all professions

3.    To demonstrate several techniques of real-time threat stress control

 

 

Trauma Systems Through the Eyes of the CFO - How to Effectively Communicate with the C-Suite 

Join us for a discussion on trauma systems and trauma centers from the CFO’s prospective.  We will talk about funding projects and how to communicate its value to the CFO.  We will discuss the balancing act between funding programs and streamlining costs and will offer tips on how to speak elementary finance and identify the finance linguistics.

 

Presented By: A. Scott Cooper, FACHE, PMP has been a healthcare administrator for 24 years and has experience as a Chief Financial Officer at a medical research laboratory, community hospital, level 1 trauma center, and at the enterprise level of a multi-billion dollar healthcare organization. 

 

 

Trauma Survivors Network


 

Trauma Survivors Network, An Introduction - September 27, 2013

Trauma Survivors Network, Survivor Support Groups - March 11, 2014

Trauma Survivors Network, An Introduction to Peer Visitation Programs - June 17, 2014

 

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