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FOUNDATION NEWS: Volume 13 Issue 2 PAGE 1 FOUNDATION NEWS Volume 13 Issue 2 | Fall 2015 PaCOT/PTSF Fall Conference & Meeting Wrap-Up The 19th Annual PaCOT/PTSF Fall Conference & Meeting took place on October 20-23, 2015. Numerous topics related to “Best Practices” and the value of our mature, accredited trauma programs were featured. Additionally, sessions related to newly accredited and pursuing trauma programs were highlighted. Pre-Conference STN’s Trauma Outcomes & Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) was offered. Course instructors included: Keith Clancy, MD, FACS—Division Chief for Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; Amber Kyle, MSN, RN—Director of Trauma Services, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Kathie Martin was a featured speaker for the pre-conference events. She presented on both Joint Commission Taxonomy and Clinical Practice Guideline Tracking and Compliance Digital Innovations, Inc. staff members offered a hands-on ICD-10 reporting class, as well. (Continued on page 4) Hazleton Accredited as Level IV Trauma Center Lehigh Valley Health Network Hazleton is the third hospital to receive level IV trauma accreditation in the Commonwealth. “Hazleton” commenced its status as a trauma center on November 1, 2015. This accreditation decision is the result of the dedication of many hospital staff members, hospital-system staff members and countless others who are committed to the mission and vision of PTSF. On behalf of the PTSF Board of Directors, we congratulate you! The addition of this level IV trauma center will bring the total to 34 trauma centers in the Commonwealth. Do you have information you would like to share in this newsletter? If so, please contact Kevin Burd at kburd@ptsf.org for information related to submission deadlines. Foundation News Foundatin Spotlight Trauma Center News Fall Conference Continued 1 2 3 4 Foundation Staff Spotlight Additional News/Committee News Committee News Accreditation Deliberation Summary 5 6 7 8 Agency Updates Committee Members Educational Opportunities 8 9 10 In pursuit of optimal support for injured persons in Pennsylvania

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PaCOT/PTSF Fall Conference & Meeting Wrap-Up

The 19th Annual PaCOT/PTSF Fall Conference & Meeting took place on October 20-23, 2015.

Numerous topics related to “Best Practices” and the value of our mature, accredited trauma programs were featured. Additionally, sessions related to newly accredited and pursuing trauma programs were highlighted

Hazleton Accredited as Level IV Trauma Center

Lehigh Valley Health Network Hazleton is the third hospital to receive level IV trauma accreditation in the Commonwealth. “Hazleton” commenced its status as a trauma center on November 1, 2015.

This accreditation decision is the result of the dedication of many hospital staff members, hospital-system staff members and countless others who are committed to the mission and vision of PTSF. On behalf of the PTSF Board of Directors, we congratulate you!

The addition of this level IV trauma center will bring the total to 34 trauma centers in the Commonwealth.

Pre-Conference

STN’s Trauma Outcomes & Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC) was offered. Course instructors included: Keith Clancy, MD, FACS—Division Chief for Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; Amber Kyle, MSN, RN—Director of Trauma Services, University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

Kathie Martin was a featured speaker for the pre-conference events. She presented on both Joint Commission Taxonomy and Clinical Practice Guideline Tracking and Compliance

Digital Innovations, Inc. staff members offered a hands-on ICD-10 reporting class, as well.

In Memoriam

Norman McSwain, MD, EMS

pioneer and advocate, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2015. He was best known as the pioneering trauma surgeon who assisted the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma in the development of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program and his work with the ACS/COT and NAEMT in developing the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support program.

His family and friends continue to welcome your comments and remembrances of his life on the Caringbridge.org page in his name.

Trauma Center Pursuits Now Require Full Disclosure

Effective immediately, any hospital that has or will be submitting a formal, “Letter of Intent” to the Foundation to pursue trauma center accreditation will now be publically disclosed. This change is based on the PTSF Standards of Accreditation which dictate that a hospital must involve EMS in its trauma center outreach activities and form a mentoring relationship with neighboring trauma centers to optimize care of injured patients. Previously, PTSF requested permission from a hospital to disclose its pursuit as a trauma center.

The current map of accredited trauma centers and those pursuing accreditation can be found on the PTSF website at www.ptsf.org under the “resources” area in the “accreditation” section.

Electronic Application for Survey (eAFS) is Open for Editing

Please review the Site Survey Guidebook located on the PTSF web site for all AFS details.

• Level I and II Trauma Centers undergoing a 2016 survey must complete the eAFS by Monday February 1, 2016.

• Level III Trauma Centers undergoing a 2016 survey must complete the eAFS by Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

• Level IV Trauma Centers undergoing a 2016 Survey must submit the AFS to the PTSF office by March 25, 2016.

For content questions, please contact Amy Krichten at akrichten@ptsf.org For technical questions, please contact Nathan McWilliams at nathan@ptsf.org .

Revised Fees Approved by PTSF Board of Directors

The revised 2016 and 2017 fees were approved by the PTSF Board of Directors during the September board meeting.

Invoices have been emailed to the trauma program managers of all hospitals. The deadline for submission of 2016 Participation Fees is December 31, 2015.

The revised fees are for accredited trauma centers and hospitals seeking accreditation. The new fee scheduled is posted to the PTSF website (www.ptsf. org). Go to the “resources” section of the website and click on the “Fee Schedule” drop-down menu.

Read the full article at http://digital.graphcompubs.com/article/Foundation+News/2368120/287230/article.html.

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