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ATS Trauma Registry Course - Worcester, MA

Apr 16 - 17, 2019   |   Worcester, Massachusetts  United States of America
Specialties : Trauma
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ATS Trauma Registry Course (TRC) is organized by American Trauma Society (ATS) and will be held from Apr 16 - 17, 2019 at Umass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Course Description:
The TRC provides a more standardized understanding of the specialty and approach to the task of maintaining a trauma register for the seasoned registrar. Lectures are designed to build upon experience, program maturity, and institutional needs. In this manner the TRC is designed and appropriate for trauma registrars / data managers of all levels of experience. The TRC provides the student with national standard definitions, and methodologies essential to a comprehensive trauma registry.

The TRC is taught in a two day format that is broken down into 18 interactive sessions which provide a comprehensive overview of trauma registry practices and functions. Sessions include lectures, case studies, real world examples, group interactions and take-home supplemental materials.

This course has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons in the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient since 1999 as an avenue for comprehensive trauma registry training.

Course Objectives:
• Identify the fundamental elements of a trauma registry,
• Identify the fundamental elements of the National Trauma Data Standard dataset patient inclusion criteria,
• Achieve familiarity with the National Trauma Data Standards, their definitions, field values, and required associated elements,
• Achieve familiarity with anatomical and medical terms frequently used in trauma, and understand their relevance to injury data collection,
• Identify the basic principles for various scaling and scoring tools such as the ICD-10-CM, Trauma Score, Revised Trauma Score, Abbreviated Injury Scale, Injury Severity Score, TRISS, etc.,
• Understand the assignment of injury severity values using the tools listed above, and their importance,
• Identify the process of reviewing and abstracting medical records of seriously injured trauma victims,
• State the assignment of e-codes and their significance,
• Utilize ICD-10-CM coding of complex multiple trauma patients with solid organ injuries in practice,
• Identify various methods of data presentation,
• Identify the basic principles of Inter-Rater Reliability audits,
• Describe the differences between coding for reimbursement versus injury severity,
• Identify multidisciplinary members of a trauma quality and process improvement committee and discuss methodology for process and quality improvement,
• Achieve familiarity with computer hardware and software commonly used in trauma registers,
• Understand the significance of confidentiality concerning patient data and be able to develop safeguards to maintain these standards in the safe use of Trauma Register data and reports,
• Verbalize the importance of complete and comprehensive documentation as it relates to injury severity and reimbursement and imbursement.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Contact No. : (800) 556-7890

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Venue Address

Umass Memorial Medical Center
55 Lake Ave N
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Official Hotels


The Beechwood Hotel,

363 Plantation Street,

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America 01605,



Residence Inn by Marriott Worcester,

503 Plantation St,

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America 01605,

+1 508-753-6300

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