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2018 Best Practices

A Best Practice is an ideal model or successful initiative worthy of imitation that is unique to your trauma center and highlights your program. It does not have to be a scientific abstract or be evidence-based, however, if you have any supporting evidence, we encourage you to include it.         

 

Best Practice Deadline:  February 15, 2018

 

Submit your Best Practice HERE

 

 

Suggested Categories (but not limited to):

  • Advocacy
  • Clinical
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Registry
  • Injury Prevention
  • System Development
  • Education
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Geriatrics
  • Outreach
  • Performance Improvement
  • Pediatrics

 

Instructions for Best Practice Submission:

 

§  No Best Practice will be accepted after the deadline.

§  You do not have to be a TCAA Member to submit. 

§  Presentations presented at another conference(s) are permitted with permissions. 

 

1.     Complete all fields

  

2.     Provide a brief summary of the Best Practice. The brief summary must contain the following information:

 

a.     A short explanation of the reason this practice was developed; please include the history behind the program/project

b.     The resources needed to accomplish this project

c.      Describe the Project or Process

d.     How the effectiveness of the project was determined; include any data you may have

e.     Lessons Learned, Pros and Cons

f.       Conclusions, including pre/post data, stats if applicable 

g.     Describe in what way this project would be of benefit to other Trauma Centers

h.     How can other trauma centers implement this idea

 

**Click on this link Best Practice Winners  for examples of previous submissions

 

3.     Individuals whose submissions are accepted will receive a $75 reduction on the TCAA Annual Conference registration. All presenters must register and attend the Annual Conference. If the first author is unable to attend the meeting, one of the other listed authors may present the poster. Reduced registration applies to the primary presenting author only.

 

4.     Notification of acceptance by the Education Committee will be March 6, 2018.

 

5.    Best Practice submitted will be considered eligible for one of the following:

  •  A 20-minute podium presentation during the Annual meeting- the top three best practices will be chosen to present on either May 1st or 2nd.
  •  Best Practice Poster during the evening reception on May 2nd.

6.     The lead author will be required to submit a permission to publish form, permission to record form and a disclosure form.

 

7.     All expenses associated with presentation of the Best Practice (printing, delivery, accommodations, etc…) are the responsibilities of the author/presenter.

 

8.     Poster size preferred 4’ X 4’, others sizes accepted if no larger than 4’ wide.

 

9.     Each poster presenter will receive a certificate of participation following the presentations. The following awards will be presented during the Annual Conference:

 

    1. Best Practice Poster Winner
    2. Most Creative Appearance
    3. Most Innovative Idea
    4. Best Evidence-Based
    5. The Best of New Orleans
    6. Resident Poster Champion: Tomorrow's Top Gun

 

On behalf of the Education Committee, I look forward to receiving your Best Practice Summary. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Deb Myers at deb@traumacenters,org or (704) 360-4665.

 

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Cecile D’Huyvetter, MSN

Chair, Education Committee

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