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TOPIC - September 25, 2019 - Austin, TX

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
7:00am - 5:00pm
Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel
3401 South IH-35
Austin, Texas  78741
United States
Contact: Parker Allen
(859) 977-7445

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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. 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 on-going assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes. The TOPIC course is taught in a one-day interactive Modular Format, customized to best meet the needs of the individual trauma care provider participants who have varying levels of experience with trauma performance improvement. The course offers practical application for all Levels of trauma centers, from entry level to mature phase of program development. The Modules are taught with a focus on didactic, operational definitions, sample tools, case study examples and take-home points.



TOPIC Introduction


  • MODULE 1: Performance Improvement Patient Safety Model and Conceptual Plan
  • MODULE 2: Trauma Committee Structure
  • MODULE 3: Audit Filters, Core Measures, and Variances in Care
  • MODULE 4: Event Identification and Levels of Review
  • MODULE 5: Data Management: Supporting the Trauma PIPS Process
  • MODULE 6: Trauma PIPS Reports
  • MODULE 7: Peer Review Determination and Confidentiality
  • MODULE 8: Action Plan Development and Implementation
  • MODULE 9: Event Resolution/Institutional Links/Outcome Improvements Vignettes



As an organization accredited by the ANCC, the Society of Trauma Nurses requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all conflicts of interest. The ANCC defines a conflict of interest as an affiliation or relationship of a financial nature with a commercial interest organization that might bias a person’s ability to objectively participate in the planning, implementation, or review of a learning activity. The potential for conflicts of interest exists when an individual is able to control or influence the content of an educational activity and is in a financial relationship with a commercial interest organization, the products or services of which are relevant to the content of the educational activity.



Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Registration and breakfast begin at 7:00 am.


Wyndham Garden Hotel

3401 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78741
Meeting Room: TBD

In conjunction with GETAC Committee Meetings



Course participants will receive a copy of the TOPIC Manual upon check in at the course. Registration includes a continental breakfast, breaks and lunch.


The Society of Trauma Nurses is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity has been awarded 8.25 hours.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Society of Trauma Nurses.


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.


An Equal Opportunity University



Substitutions may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the course may be considered for transfer/credit towards another course. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds. "No shows" are subject to the full conference fee. Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing. No refunds or credits will be issued once the course has started. The course is subject to change and/or cancellation.



Parker Allen
STN Member Services Manager
(859) 977-7456


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