Author: Trauma News

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) has announced its 2022-2023 board of directors and recognized outgoing board members for their service. New board members whose volunteer, two-year terms begin on January 1, 2022, are: Chairperson: Rebecca Steinmann, MS, APN, RN-BC, CPEN, CEN, TCRN, CCRN, CCNS, FAEN, nursing professional development practitioner, Emergency Care Center,…

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Personnel shortages are forcing many trauma programs to hire travel nurses to staff the trauma bay. Many trauma program leaders report challenges integrating temporary nurses into the regular trauma team. Michelle Wright, BSN, RN, trauma program manager at UP Health System – Marquette in Marquette, Michigan, developed a checklist for quickly orienting travel nurses to…

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BCEN Learn, an online nursing education platform created by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), recently introduced two multi-player games — CEN Showdown and TCRN Showdown. The interactive games challenge emergency nurses to use their expertise to answer questions reminiscent of BCEN’s Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) and Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Exams.…

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Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, has lost its state designation as a Level II trauma center because of inadequate anesthesiology coverage. The status change came on September 24 when the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) informed hospital administration of the downgrade, according to a report in the Daily Herald. Update: The IDPH restored…

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The Northwell Health Trauma Institute will hold its fourth annual Trauma Symposium on October 15, 2021. The live interactive symposium will take place in a virtual format from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. In addition, registrants will have access to all presentations online for 30 days after the event. Session topics include: Active Shooter…

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The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) has announced that Julie Donnelly, MSN, RN, TCRN, is the recipient of 2021 Distinguished TCRN Award. Donnelly is director of patient care services at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. At Jefferson, she led efforts to increase nursing certification rates in the emergency department and other trauma-designated…

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A team of trauma researchers is conducting a survey to evaluate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on personal stress in trauma registry professionals. The research survey is open to any person who performs registry functions, including trauma registrars, trauma program managers or directors, registry coordinators and data entry specialists. The survey examines the impact…

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February 2021 marks the fifth birthday of the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification program. The TCRN credential was introduced by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) in 2016. It has now been earned by more than 6,000 trauma nurses worldwide. Nurses who earn the TCRN credential have demonstrated mastery of the trauma…

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The Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) 2021 Virtual Conference will take place from April 19 to May 7. The online conference will feature nationally recognized experts in trauma center leadership and a full slate of specialized trauma education programs. The main Annual Meeting portion of the conference is scheduled for May 4 and 5.…

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