PA Trauma Systems Foundation May 2016 - 222799 : Cover

REGISTRY ROUNDUP: Volume 22 Issue 4 PAGE 1 REGISTRY ROUNDUP Volume 23 Issue 2 | May 2016 Trauma Registrar Day! Happy Trauma Registrar Day to Pennsylvania’s exceptional and professional trauma registrars! On May 15th, please take the time to acknowledge the outstanding work trauma registrars do and the important role they play in a trauma program. The PTSF staff would like to thank all PA trauma registrars for their hard work and dedication. We wish all PA trauma registrars a Happy Trauma Registrar Day! A special thanks to PTSF board member Representative Bryan Cutler (100th Legislative District, PA House of Representatives) for introducing the resolution to approve Trauma Registrar Day. as an OR Workroom Assistant at Reading Hospital and in various roles with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania including Project Manager, Registrar and Event Planner. Gabrielle’s degree is in Health Information Technology; she is also certified as an EMT-B, as well as a Certified Nursing Assistant. New Educational Requirements Effective October 1, 2016 the trauma registrar must have evidence of continuing education related to the trauma registry. Eight (8) hours of continuing education per year is required for Adult Level 1, 2 and 3 centers and Pediatric Level 1 and centers. Four (4) hours of continuing education per year is required for Level 4 centers. This requirement can be fulfilled by attendance at PTSF registry conferences, internal, external and/or online opportunities. Within one year of hire trauma registrars must also complete a basic registry course and the AAAM Injury Scaling Course. The PTSF Basic Registry Course, the ATS Trauma Registrar Course or other equivalent course will satisfy the basic registry course requirement. Previous completion of the PTSF Intermediate or Advanced Registrar Course also fulfills this requirement. Registrars in the role prior to October 1, 2016 must have these requirements completed by October 2017. Welcome, Gabrielle! Gabrielle Wenger will join the PTSF staff on May 16, 2016 as our Trauma Registry Auditor. Gabrielle has several years of experience in the health-information field. Most recently, she worked as a Billing Associate for Cardiology Associates of West Reading. In this role she abstracted data from medical records for the purposes of diagnosis coding. Additionally, she had other varied duties within the practice. Gabrielle also served as a Health Assistant for the Reading School District. There, she created and managed over 700 electronic health records for students; she abstracted health information, maintained immunization data, sent referrals for exams/screening and provided first aid to students. Gabrielle also worked

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Trauma Registrar Day!

Happy Trauma Registrar Day to Pennsylvania’s exceptional and professional trauma registrars! On May 15th, please take the time to acknowledge the outstanding work trauma registrars do and the important role they play in a trauma program. The PTSF staff would like to thank all PA trauma registrars for their hard work and dedication. We wish all PA trauma registrars a Happy Trauma Registrar Day!

A special thanks to PTSF board member Representative Bryan Cutler (100th Legislative District, PA House of Representatives) for introducing the resolution to approve Trauma Registrar Day.

Welcome, Gabrielle!

Gabrielle Wenger will join the PTSF staff on May 16, 2016 as our Trauma Registry Auditor. Gabrielle has several years of experience in the health-information field. Most recently, she worked as a Billing Associate for Cardiology Associates of West Reading. In this role she abstracted data from medical records for the purposes of diagnosis coding. Additionally, she had other varied duties within the practice. Gabrielle also served as a Health Assistant for the Reading School District. There, she created and managed over 700 electronic health records for students; she abstracted health information, maintained immunization data, sent referrals for exams/screening and provided first aid to students. Gabrielle also worked as an OR Workroom Assistant at Reading Hospital and in various roles with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania including Project Manager, Registrar and Event Planner. Gabrielle’s degree is in Health Information Technology; she is also certified as an EMT-B, as well as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

New Educational Requirements

Effective October 1, 2016 the trauma registrar must have evidence of continuing education related to the trauma registry. Eight (8) hours of continuing education per year is required for Adult Level 1, 2 and 3 centers and Pediatric Level 1 and centers. Four (4) hours of continuing education per year is required for Level 4 centers. This requirement can be fulfilled by attendance at PTSF registry conferences, internal, external and/or online opportunities.

Within one year of hire trauma registrars must also complete a basic registry course and the AAAM Injury Scaling Course. The PTSF Basic Registry Course, the ATS Trauma Registrar Course or other equivalent course will satisfy the basic registry course requirement. Previous completion of the PTSF Intermediate or Advanced Registrar Course also fulfills this requirement. Registrars in the role prior to October 1, 2016 must have these requirements completed by October 2017.

Basic registrar course participation and/or AAAM Injury Scaling Course participation will count towards continuing education hours for the year they are completed.

PTSF Learning Management Software (LMS)

The Foundation is in the process of migrating all previously recorded webinars and future educational offerings to a new, improved learning management software (LMS) system. In May 2016, a recorded webinar on the 2016 changes made to the ED Response tab of Collector will be released on the LMS system. PTSF staff will provide directions on how to access ALL of the previously recorded and new webinars in our new LMS system shortly.

ICD-10 Questions

ICD-10-CM/PCS arrived on January 1, 2016 for PA trauma registrars! The PTSF has received many questions and we anticipate many more questions to come! In order to best address each question, the PTSF has put into place an ICD-10 specific e-mail account and an ICD-10 Q&A document. Please send all ICD-10 related questions to ICD10Questions@ptsf.org. PTSF staff will review these questions and post responses within the ICD-10 Q&A document. To access the ICD-10 Q&A go to www.ptsf.org. Click on “Resources.” Click on “(Show)” next to Trauma Registry. Scroll down until you see “ICD-10 Q&A” and click to download.

Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) Exam

Would you like to have formal recognition of your trauma registry knowledge? The CSTR exam is once again being offered by the American Trauma Society (ATS)! Information regarding the certification itself, eligibility, fees, and how to register can be found on the ATS website at http://www.amtrauma.org/?page=CSTR.

Remote Educational Visits

The PTSF still has a desire to remotely access trauma centers’ electronic medical records in order to conduct inter-rater reliability reviews remotely! Please contact Lyndsey at ldiehl@ptsf.org if your center would be interested in a remote educational visit in 2016.

Don’t Wait!

Do you have a question for PTSF staff ? Do you have recommendations for changes? Don’t wait! Contact PTSF staff ! There is no need to hold any questions or changes until the end of the year. The sooner you bring an issue to our attention, the sooner we can address it.

• Nathan McWilliams, Director of Technology/Trauma Registry – nathan@ptsf.org

• Stephanie Radzevick, Trauma Data Analyst – sradzevick@ptsf.org

• Lyndsey Diehl, Trauma Data Quality Specialist – ldiehl@ptsf.org

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