25 May, 2024
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Avoid trauma payment trouble by appropriately managing patient upgrades and downgrades – Trauma System News

The U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently launched a review of Medicare payments for trauma claims. Angie Chisolm, MBA, BSN, RN, CFRN, TCRN One focus of the OIG review is trauma team activation (TTA) payments to hospitals that are not properly designated or verified trauma centers. While this is a genuine concern for the […]

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Dallas Morning News Series Sheds Light on the Crisis of Traumatic Injury – Coalition for National Trauma Research

A series of articles to be published in the Dallas Morning News beginning today, November 28, 2023, illuminates the public health crisis that trauma surgeons have long lived and decried: the thousands of Americans dying from uncontrolled bleeding, when their deaths are preventable. Investigative reporter Lauren Caruba spent more than two years interviewing trauma surgeons, […]

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Announcing the Winners of the 2024 Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation – Trauma System News

Peregrine Health Services and Trauma System News are pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the Montana State Trauma Care Committee. “I am very pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2024 Peregrine Award for Trauma Innovation,” said Mark Feinberg, managing partner […]

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Jamin Rankin named 2024 Distinguished TCRN – Trauma System News

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) has announced that Jamin Rankin, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, CPEN, CTRN, is the recipient of the 2024 Distinguished TCRN Award. Jamin Rankin, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, CPEN, CTRN Rankin is trauma program manager at Ochsner LSU Health Monroe Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. In his […]

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A proven format for the Pediatric Readiness Action Plan – Trauma System News

Current standards from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) require all trauma centers to (1) perform a pediatric readiness assessment of the emergency department and (2) have a plan to address identified gaps. The first part of this requirement is clear — Standard 5.10 of the Grey Book directs trauma center leaders to the assessment […]

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4 facts about the lethal trauma diamond that nurses should know – Trauma System News

The Trauma Nursing column is produced in partnership with the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®), developer of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certification. The lethal trauma diamond is the “vicious cycle” of four physiologic derangements that can prolong blood loss, lead to hemorrhagic shock and increase the risk of death. The four […]

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What is the best way to abstract a trauma chart? – Trauma System News

There is no single best way to abstract a trauma patient chart. Every trauma registrar will need to find an approach that works for them and fits with their facility’s electronic health record (EHR). To help you develop a work style suited to you and your resources, here are several proven strategies: Working by screen […]