PA Trauma Systems Foundation July2016 - 224477 : Page 1

REGISTRY ROUNDUP: Volume 22 Issue 4 PAGE 1 REGISTRY ROUNDUP Volume 23 Issue 3 | July 2016 Call for Speakers! The PTSF/Pa-COT 20th Annual Conference and Meeting will take place October 26, 2016 – October 28, 2016. The PTSF staff is still seeking presenters to fill the registry track! Timeslots are available in the afternoon on Thursday, October 27th and in the morning on Friday, October 28th. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Lyndsey. 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 PTSF is in the process of migrating all previously recorded webinars and future educational offerings to a new, improved learning management software (LMS) system. Please see “Educational Opportunities” below to access PTSF’s first LMS webinar, “The ED Response Tab.” The PTSF staff will provide formal directions on how to access ALL of the previously recorded and new webinars in our new LMS system shortly. 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 2 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. 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, 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. The 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

Registry Roundup

Call for Speakers!

The PTSF/Pa-COT 20th Annual Conference and Meeting will take place October 26, 2016 – October 28,


The PTSF staff is still seeking presenters to fill the registry track! Timeslots are available in the afternoon on Thursday, October 27th and in the morning on Friday, October 28th. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Lyndsey.

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 2 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 PTSF is in the process of migrating all previously recorded webinars and future educational offerings to a new, improved learning management software (LMS) system. Please see “Educational Opportunities” below to access PTSF’s first LMS webinar, “The ED Response Tab.” The PTSF staff will provide formal 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, 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. The 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 toTrauma 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

• Gabrielle Wenger, Trauma Registry Auditor – gwenger@ptsf.org

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