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2019 Regional Emergency Healthcare Systems Conference

Preconference: May 22nd
Conference: May 23rd & 24th

Hyatt Hill Country Resort



Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)
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The Society of Trauma Nurses has developed the “Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course” in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the ongoing assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes.
Target Audience: The STN TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the on-going assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care.


Have you wondered – why am I doing a Car Seat Challenge on this baby? What is the purpose? Car Seat Challenges, aka angle tolerance testing, are an important diagnostic tool for low birth weight and premature infants but they must be performed correctly. This session will provide hospital staff with guidelines for developing and implementing protocols to monitor low birth weight and premature infants in car seats. Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide will be presented and discussed to ensure that hospital staff are conducting angle tolerance testing according to best practice recommendations. Lecture and hands-on activities will create an opportunity for participants to identify gaps in their facility’s current practice, garner tools for process improvement and practice testing protocol recommendations.
Target Audience: Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery and NICU staff OR staff that are interested in learning more about safe transportation recommendations for premature infants.


This instructor-led 3 part series will provide a foundation in cardiac understanding from an anatomical, electrophysiological, and pathological understanding. Participants will participate in a human cadaveric based anatomy experience led by a practicing cardiac surgeon, an electrophysiology experience, and will gain higher level of understanding in the interpretation of the ECG in the identification of STEMI.

CE Accreditation Statements

All planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The UT Health San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accredited Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.