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2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference

2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference
Save the Date for the 2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference — Tuesday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 16, 2024, at the Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey!
236.21K
2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference at a Glance
The PTSF is pleased to share the tentative schedule, speakers, and session titles for the 2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference.
183.71K
2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference Sponsor/Exhibitor Information
The 2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference will feature a variety of sponsors and exhibitors. Please reference the PTSF Conference Sponsor Flyer if your organization is interested in reaching trauma program leaders throughout Pennsylvania.
6.78M
Important Information for 2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference Sponsors/Exhibitors
Official Exhibitor Regulations and Contract Conditions for the 2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference.
166.36K

Administration/Board

PTSF Strategic Plan
2022 – 2024 Strategic Goals
332.27K
188.89K

Board of Directors Updates

Board of Directors Update — June 2024
The following communication highlights news from the PTSF office and recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on May 22, 2024. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—PTSF President.
655.89K
Board of Directors Update — March 2024
The following communication highlights news from the PTSF office and recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on February 23, 2024. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—PTSF President.
4.00M
Board of Directors Update — December 2023
The following communication highlights news from the PTSF office, recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on December 15, 2023, and announcements from the 2023 PTSF Annual Fall Conference. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—PTSF President.
774.16K
Board of Directors Update — October 2023
The following communication highlights news from the PTSF office, recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on September 29, 2023, technology/trauma registry updates, software transition information, committee updates, and announcements from the PTSF. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—PTSF President.
383.95K
Board of Directors Update — July 2023
The following communication highlights news from the PTSF office, recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on July 10-11, 2023, technology/trauma registry updates, software transition information, committee updates, and announcements from the PTSF. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—PTSF President.
569.97K
Board of Directors Update — June 2023
The following communication highlights news from the PTSF office, recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on May 22, 2023, technology/trauma registry updates, software transition information, and announcements from the PTSF. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—Executive Director.
1.22M
Board of Directors Update — March 2023
The following communication highlights news from the PTSF office, recent approvals from the PTSF Board of Directors meeting on February 24, 2023, software transition information, and announcements from the PTSF. If you have questions related to the content of this update, please contact Juliet Altenburg, MSN, RN—Executive Director.
1.41M

Committees

2024 PTSF Non-Board Committee Rosters
2024 PTSF Non-Board Committee Rosters and Committee Descriptions
230.30K
2024 Committee Descriptions
PTSF Committee Descriptions
129.83K

EMS & Pre-Hospital Information

Pennsylvania DMIST Poster
EMS Handoff Report
148.37K

Events & Conferences

2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference
Save the Date for the 2024 PTSF Annual Statewide Conference — Tuesday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 16, 2024, at the Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey!
236.21K

Fee Schedule(s)

2025 PTSF Fee Schedule
Trauma fees are effective — January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2025
145.83K
2024 PTSF Fee Schedule
Trauma fees are effective — January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024
146.08K
2024 PTSF Educational Offerings
This document provides detail/clarification related to the annual education fee for hospitals pursuing trauma accreditation.
244.69K

Injury Prevention

 
PA DOH
Quick Link
 
PennDOT
Quick Link
 
Safe Kids PA
Quick Link
 
 
Stop the Bleed ™
Quick Link
 
Safe Kids Worldwide
Quick Link
 
 
 
Safe States Alliance Injury Prevention Inventory
A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures & Resources
 
Safe States Alliance IVP Orientation Toolkit
Safe States Alliance Training
 
ATS Injury Prevention Coordinator Course
Comprehensive Education for the Injury Prevention Professional
 

Job Announcements & Ads

Accreditation Specialist – Employment Opportunity
The PTSF encourages interested candidates to express their interest in the Accreditation Specialist position here: https://forms.office.com/r/auDHi3EhZd
328.74K

PA TQIP Collaborative

June 2018 ~ PA TQIP Collaborative meeting
June 19, 2018--Dr. Nathens' recorded session from the PA-TQIP Collaborative meeting
 

Performance Improvement

PI for Inter-Facility Transfers: Intra-Network & Out-of-Network
Presentation from 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus Trauma Program
917.97K
PA v5 Outcomes Registry User Guide
Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal with detailed instructions on how to use Pa v5 Outcomes and how to submit PA v5 Outcomes Death records.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Data Submission User Guide
A step-by-step guide to submitting death records from the Pa v5 Outcomes software. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
Driller® Demo
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by Kathleen Yetter from DI by ESO. If prompted enter password (case-sensitive) PTSF
 
DI Driller® User Guide
A resource for Trauma Program staff on utilizing DI Driller®. Driller® is available in the Central Site Portal, the DI Driller® User Guide is available in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Presentation
Presentation from DI by ESO at the 2017 PTSF Annual Conference. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Training Video
Basic training for Trauma Program staff that will utilize PA v5 Outcomes to document trauma PI. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Template Letters Training Video
Training on how to use Template Letters in PA v5 Outcomes to efficiently create letters for referral, feedback and follow-up. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal
 
PA v5 Outcomes Over and Undertriage Reporting
Training on how to run reports on over and undertriage from PA v5 Outcomes Report Writer. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Batch Auto-Trigger Training Video
Training on how to batch auto-trigger within the PA v5 Outcomes software. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
PA v5 Outcomes Timeliness Reporting
Training on running reports on provider timeliness from the PA v5 Outcomes Report Writer. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
Whole Blood in Trauma: Developing a LTOWB Program at Your Center
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: George Koenig, DO, MS, FACS
2.61M
2021 VAP Checklist
NOTE: This checklist was written based on the current (2021) VAP definition. The checklist will need updated as changes are made to the VAP definition.
179.87K
Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient, 7th Edition "The Gray Book"
 
Trauma Center Mentor & Mentee Collaboration: How to Make it Work
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Peter Thomas, DO, Rebecca Wilde-Onia, MSN, RN, CCRN, & Stephanie Noll, MSN, RN, CNL
1.17M
Trauma Outcomes Policy (TO-100)
Timeliness of Submission to the Outcomes Central Site
182.46K
TOPIC Information & Registration
The Society of Trauma Nurses "Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" program information and registration
 
DI by ESO Training Opportunities
Report Writer Training – PA Trauma Center staff can register for various training sessions. Modules 1 & 2 of the Self-Paced Report Writer trainings are free!
 
Protected: Central Site Standardization Work Group
Submitting Death Reviews to a Central Site (revised December 2016)
247.73K
Action Plan Template
Template for developing PI corrective action plans. Must be used for Significant Issues identified in the accreditation process.
64.23K
Scenarios for Hospital Event V-A-P Easy as 1-2-3
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
151.57K
Hospital Events VAP and Pneumonia
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference - Monday Session
503.06K
90-Day Submission-Maximizing the Loop Closure Process
Presentation at the 2019 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by: Kelly Donatelli, BSN, RN, CEN, Kathryn Hayes, RN, and Rebecca Wilde-Onia, BSN, RN, CCRN
 
Billing for Level IV Trauma Activations
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus Trauma Program
503.15K
Just Say Yes! A Plan & Process for Rapid Transfer Out
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by: Alexandra Evans, RN, BSN, Trauma Program Manager at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton
1.23M
Protected: PA v5 Outcomes Report Formatting in Excel
Presentation at the 2018 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented by Digital Innovations, Inc. Staff
802.03K

Policies & Guidelines

Board of Directors Policy (BD-101)
Travel Expense Reimbursement
147.40K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-105)
Reviewing Complaints
160.24K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-106)
Conflict of Interest
161.98K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-108)
Investment Guidelines for Operating Funds
204.42K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-109)
Non-Board Committee Membership
179.05K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-113)
Payments and Refunds of Fees
171.08K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-114)
Recognition of Committees
141.32K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-115)
Process for Board Approval of Waiver Requests from Hospitals Pursuing Adult Level I, II, or III Trauma Center Accreditation
153.76K
Trauma Outcomes Policy (TO-100)
Timeliness of Submission to the Outcomes Central Site
182.46K
Trauma Registry Policy (TR-106)
Trauma Registry Educational Visits Policy
175.01K
Trauma Registry Policy (TR-110)
Timeliness of Submission to the Central Site
150.70K
146.24K
Accreditation Policy (AC-104)
Comment Period for New or Revised Standards of Accreditation
136.16K
Accreditation Policy (AC-105)
Applying for a Variance from a Standard
126.69K
Accreditation Policy (AC-106)
Transition Period for the Implementation of New or Revised Standards of Accreditation
137.39K
Accreditation Policy (AC-107)
Surveyor Travel Reimbursement
126.00K
Accreditation Policy (AC-114)
Certificates of Accreditation
148.19K
Accreditation Policy (AC-119)
Surveyor Selection Criteria
179.43K
Accreditation Policy (AC-127)
Trauma Center Diversion — Level I, II & III Trauma Centers
126.32K
Accreditation Policy (AC-128)
Notification Regarding Changes in Trauma Center Operations for Pursuing and Accredited Trauma Centers
153.51K
Accreditation Policy (AC-129)
Process for use of Non-Board Cert Physicians: Alternate Pathway
225.66K
Accreditation Policy (AC-130)
Process for Becoming an Accredited Trauma Center
183.74K
Accreditation Policy (AC-131)
Use of Trauma Program Consultants
139.43K
Accreditation Policy (AC-132)
Media Notification Regarding Trauma Center Status
538.83K
Accreditation Policy (AC-133)
Survey Team Member Attendance/Cancellation for Surveys
173.26K
Accreditation Policy (AC-136)
Request for Reconsideration of Accreditation Deliberation Decision
147.67K
Accreditation Policy (AC-137)
Accreditation Guidelines for Board Members
167.50K
Accreditation Policy (AC-138)
Process for Elevating Trauma Center Accreditation Level
146.98K
Accreditation Policy (AC-139)
Level Four Trauma Center Mid-Cycle Panel Review
153.46K
Accreditation Policy (AC-140)
Level I, II & III Trauma Center Accreditation Extension
145.20K
Accreditation Policy (AC-141)
Level I, II & III Virtual Survey Process
139.38K
Accreditation Policy (AC-142)
Level I, II and III Survey Process for Exemplary Trauma Centers
189.03K

PTSF Archive

2014 Needs Assessment Executive Summary
White Paper Summary, Needs Assessment for New Trauma Center Devlpt. (2014)
272.15K
2014 Needs Assessment
Needs assessment for new trauma center development (2014 version)
651.71K
2014 Needs Assessment Executive Summary
White Paper Summary, Needs Assessment for New Trauma Center Devlpt. (2014)
272.15K
2014 Needs Assessment
Needs assessment for new trauma center development (2014 version)
651.71K

PTSF Board of Directors

Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention
Presented by Zoe Maher, MD, FACS - Assistant Professor of Surgery Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
2.57M
Board of Directors Policy (BD-101)
Travel Expense Reimbursement
147.40K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-105)
Reviewing Complaints
160.24K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-106)
Conflict of Interest
161.98K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-108)
Investment Guidelines for Operating Funds
204.42K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-109)
Non-Board Committee Membership
179.05K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-113)
Payments and Refunds of Fees
171.08K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-114)
Recognition of Committees
141.32K
Board of Directors Policy (BD-115)
Process for Board Approval of Waiver Requests from Hospitals Pursuing Adult Level I, II, or III Trauma Center Accreditation
153.76K

Research & References

MAP: Accredited and Pursuing Trauma Centers
Accredited and Pursuing Trauma Center Map - Effective June 2024
558.80K
PTSF Support of STN TPM Position Statement
Approved by the PTSF Board of Directors September 2023
144.71K
PTSF Position Statement on Prevention of Firearm Injury
Approved July 10, 2023, by the PTSF Board of Directors
128.89K
Senate Bill No. 922
Section of the Bill that applies to PTSF and Level 3 Funding
190.54K
Statement in support of universal motorcycle helmet law
Developed by the Research Committee of the PTSF
10.72K
PTSF Risk Adjusted Mortality Modeling Report Blinded 2015
Details of the Risk Adjusted Mortality modeling using 2011-2013 PTOS data
629.98K
PTOS Non-Research Data Request form
PTOS Non-Research Data Request form
64.58K
Pediatric Trauma Care in Pennsylvania 1996-2001
This report describes ped trauma cases in rural counties 1996 through 2001.
3.51M
Pediatric Imaging Statement
PTSF Pediatric Trauma Committee
132.75K
National Pediatric Readiness Project
Resource for Emergency Department Care of Pediatric Patients
 
Emergency Medical Services Act of 1985
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
195.51K
Coalition Mission Brief
Coalition of Trauma Centers for Firearm Injury Prevention – Mission Statement
121.72K
A National Trauma Care System
Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero . . .
 
PTOS Data Agreement Application
Application for PTOS data
203.23K
2019 Act 54 – Pennsylvania General Assembly
Accreditation of Trauma Centers, Submission of list, Funding, Notification of Trauma Center Closure, Reporting and Certification, Financial Support
127.24K

Site Survey Information

Application for Survey
Sign in to access the PTSF Application for Survey
 
Significant Issue Action Plan Template
Required template for submitting an action plan for each Significant Issue identified during the accreditation process. Submit to PTSF Accreditation Staff by the due date listed on the accreditation report cover letter.
64.23K
Accreditation Policy (AC-106)
Transition Period for the Implementation of New or Revised Standards of Accreditation
137.39K
Accreditation Policy (AC-114)
Certificates of Accreditation
148.19K
Accreditation Policy (AC-130)
Process for Becoming an Accredited Trauma Center
183.74K
Accreditation Policy (AC-132)
Media Notification Regarding Trauma Center Status
538.83K
Accreditation Policy (AC-136)
Request for Reconsideration of Accreditation Deliberation Decision
147.67K
Accreditation Policy (AC-138)
Process for Elevating Trauma Center Accreditation Level
146.98K
Accreditation Policy (AC-139)
Level Four Trauma Center Mid-Cycle Panel Review
153.46K
Accreditation Policy (AC-140)
Level I, II & III Trauma Center Accreditation Extension
145.20K
Accreditation Policy (AC-142)
Level I, II and III Survey Process for Exemplary Trauma Centers
189.03K

Site Survey Toolkit

Site Survey Guidebook
This Guidebook was developed to assist trauma program staff with their preparation for accreditation site visits. This document is written for all trauma levels, including both pursuing and accredited trauma centers.
604.87K
Site Survey Screen Shots
Screen shots of the questions answered by the Site Surveyors during Medical Record Review. These documents were developed to assist trauma program staff, specifically useful for Chart Navigators, in preparation for the accreditation survey. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 
Application for Survey (AFS) User Manual
This Manual was developed to assist trauma program staff with their preparation for completing the Application for Survey. Includes answers to FAQ. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal
 
AFS Attachment and Report List
A list of reports, data and attachments that will be needed for the completion of the Application for Survey
178.93K
AFS Survey Eligibility Requirements
To be signed by hospital administration
91.99K
Committee Attendance Log Template
Template for tracking Multidisciplinary Peer Review PI Meeting attendance, and Required for AFS
86.58K
Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template
Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template in Word format
37.79K
Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template
*NEW* Education & Credentialing Site Survey Report Template in Excel format with automatic calculations and non-compliant areas turning red to alert non-compliance and the need for a comment to explain
25.82K
Alternate Pathway Provider Medical Record Form
Institutions with Alternate Pathway providers: Submit one week prior to survey
77.50K
Trauma Program Medical Director Continuing Education Template
Optional attachment for the AFS. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal
 
Trauma Program Manager Continuing Education Template
Optional attachment for the AFS. Located in the Support section of the Central Site Portal.
 

Standards of Accreditation

Alternate Pathway Request
Approval Process for use of Non-Board Certified Physicians: Alternate Pathway
270.91K
Applying for a Variance from a Standard
Accreditation Policy (AC-105)
126.69K
Letter of Intent and Letter of Request Templates
Letter of Intent (LOI) to Pursue Trauma Center accreditation, and Letter of Request (LOR) for Site Survey
80.70K
Pennsylvania Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
Pennsylvania Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum
363.51K
Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient, 7th Edition "The Gray Book"
 
Senate Bill No. 922
Section of the Bill that applies to PTSF and Level 3 Funding
190.54K
Trauma Center Mentor & Mentee Collaboration: How to Make it Work
Presentation at the 2020 PTSF Annual Conference. Presented By: Peter Thomas, DO, Rebecca Wilde-Onia, MSN, RN, CCRN, & Stephanie Noll, MSN, RN, CNL
1.17M
Web-Based Online Trauma Nurse Course
Provided by Conemaugh Health System
373.94K

Trauma Registry

Example Registry Timeliness of Submission Control Chart
This example can be used to help you interpret your timeliness of submission control chart and determine if your facility is in compliance with TR-110.
130.90K
Scores Packet
AIS, ISS, TRISS, etc.
2.31M
Trauma Registry Policy (TR-106)
Trauma Registry Educational Visits Policy
175.01K
Trauma Registry Policy (TR-110)
Timeliness of Submission to the Central Site
150.70K