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 August 2017


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President Represents TCAA at NASEM Forum

TCAA President, Jennifer Ward, attended the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies. The forum took place in Washington, DC August 9th and 10th. The forum featured briefings on various topics including cyber security, security and implications of the federal budget, fighting an opioid overdose, engaging the private sector to fight national security threats and wellness for law enforcement. Upcoming NASEM events include the November member meeting, February/March workshop and June member meeting.


TCAA U.S. Trauma Centers Map

TCAA unveiled its comprehensive database of U.S. trauma centers. The database displayed as a map includes the current location and contact information for all verified trauma centers nationwide which can be sorted by trauma center designation. We are excited to share this database as an accurate and reliable resource, and we encourage you to reference it as needed and share it with members of your networks. 

Check out the map here! For further information and for additional questions, please contact TCAA Director of Government Affairs, Chevonna Nimmons at 704-360-4665 or


IDA Report on Medical Readiness within Inpatient Platforms

The Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA) released a report titled Medical Readiness within Inpatient Platforms. The report suggests methods of evaluating data to determine whether workload and diversity of care are adequate to sustain clinical skills. It also suggests solutions to address gaps in workload necessary to sustain clinical skills. TCAA was able to provide valuable insight into hospital operations by connecting the IDA with our members 


Revitalize your trauma finances...try the Lean Approach.
More information can be found in Chapter 12 in the TCAA Finance and Operations Resource Manual.


  • Coming Soon: 
    • Trauma Education
    • Trauma Medical Director FTE's and Responsibilities
    • Trauma Marketing post-Trauma Review
  • Recently Closed - Pending Report: 
    • Utilization of NP's and Billing Practices
    • Utilization of Case Managers & Nurse Navigators
    • Trauma Program FTE's
    • Disaster Preparedness
    • Dashboards and PI Reports
  • Report now available
    • Trauma Center Rapid Response Medical Assistance Team
    • Coding Liver, Spleen and Kidney Injuries

Development of a Falls Registry: A Pilot Study

A multicenter pilot study was completed by the TCAA Injury Prevention Committee interviewing patients, over the age of 55, with injuries due to falls at Level I trauma centers. TCAA is happy to announce the publication of the “Development of a Falls Registry:  A Pilot Study” in the July/August 2017 - Volume 24 - Issue 4 of the Journal of Trauma Nursing. Based on the outcomes of this study, the committee plans on doing a follow up study to further reiterate the need for a National Falls Registry. For more information, please go to Development of a Falls Registry: A Pilot Study





Upcoming Trauma Events/Conferences:

  • Trauma Essentials: Trends in Nursing Care Across the Continuum - September 12, 2017
  • 76th Annual Meeting of AAST and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery - September 13, 2017
  • Neurocritical Care Society 15th Annual Meeting - October 10, 2017
  • 9th Annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference - October 12, 2017
  • Pediatric Trauma Society 4th Annual Meeting - November 2, 2017
  • NASEM Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies - November 2, 2017
  • The 2017 San Diego Day of Trauma - November 3, 2017
  • TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training - November 11, 2017
  • 9th Annual Southwest Trauma and Acute Care Symposium - November 16, 2017
  • TCAA 21st Annual Trauma Conference - April 29 - May 4, 2018

Did you know?


Two TCAA Member Hospitals have received ACS Level I trauma verification

Congratulations to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA and UH Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Click on the hospital name(s) to read more.

TCAA Featured in Trauma System News

An article published in Trauma System News highlights TCAA's Ask Traumacare on Trauma Program Manager Workload which includes survey responses from nearly 200 TPMs nationwide. The publication sites the Ask Traumacare to show the impact of workload on the high turnover among Trauma Program Managers. Click here to access the full article and TCAA members can access the Ask Traumacare report here.

TCAA Would Like To Welcome Our Newest Members:


Lutheran Hospital
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Saint Francis Healthcare

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