The ASTNA office has officially moved! Please make note of the new contact information.
Nikole Good, Executive Director
13918 E. Mississippi Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012
800.897.6362 toll free
Call for Program Ambassadors
ASTNA is always looking for members who wish to be involved in the life and business of our great , dynamic association. Presently, we are looking for 6 members who would like to be involved with our membership boost initiative. If you have been wanting to get involved, are energetic and enthusiastic, please e-mail us your contact details as well as your program affiliation to email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!! For more information, please click here.
Apply now for the TPATC Advisory Committee!!
The TPATC Advisory Committee manages the overall quality of TPATC including course development and revision. They work with the ASTNA Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic planning for the TPATC. The TPATC Advisory Committee meets in person twice a year usually before, during, or after CCTMC and AMTC. There is partial expense reimbursement for one meeting per year. Conference calls are also scheduled as needed throughout the year—usually 3-4--approximately 2 hours each. In addition, the Advisory Committee is also a working committee whose members have various tasks and projects that must be completed in a timely fashion.
TPATC Advisory Committee members must be TPATC providers or instructors and active in transport as defined by the by-laws of ASTNA. You must be willing to commit a minimum of three (3) years to the position. Other qualifications include organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
The TPATC Advisory Committee manages the overall quality of the TPATC, including course development and revision. They work with the ASTNA Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic planning for the TPATC.
- Provide timely communication regarding TPATC to the National Office, Regional Directors, Course Coordinators, and Instructors.
- Serve as resource regarding course policy and procedures.
- Review TPATC Policies & Procedures every four (4) years (or as necessary), recommending any changes or additions to the ASTNA Board of Directors for approval.
- Review and revise TPATC every four (4) years, using evidence-based practice and guidelines specific to the care of the trauma patient in the transport environment.
- Provide feedback to the Regional Directors on issues of quality management, based upon post-course evaluations.
- Assign / delegate TPATC related tasks as necessary.
- Review all post-course documents from all courses.
- Ensure the TPATC is compliant with all CE requirements.
- Recommend replacements for Regional Director positions to the ASTNA Board of Directors, when vacancies occur.
- Maintain current Biographical Data Form and contact information on file with National Office.
- The TPATC Advisory Committee will meet in person, twice annually; once at AMTC and once at CCTMC. Attendance in person is recommended at both, but required at one. Other meetings will be conducted via conference call, with at least one (week notice; ninety (90) percent attendance at these meetings will be required).
The TPATC Advisory Committee will have two (2) three (3) year position openings starting January 1st, 2015.
If you're interested in applying for one of the positions contact the ASTNA National Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-897-6362 to receive a committee application packet. Completed packets must be returned to the ASTNA office by September 12, 2014.
ASTNA will have two great events to offer you at AMTC this year! ASTNA will be offering an Airway/Resuscitative Skills Cadaver Lab and we will also be having our Annual Meeting Luncheon with an interesting guest speaker. Register early as these events will fill up fast! We look forward to seeing you there!
Airway/Resuscitative Skills Cadaver Lab Pre-Conference
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1-5pm
The Vanderbilt Department of Emergency Medicine offers their Airway/Resuscitative Skills Cadaver Lab to provide airway management, laryngoscopy instruction and skills training to residents, faculty and staff using human cadavers. The goal of the lab is to provide learner focused skills education in a low stress environment that facilitates more complex learning in the patient environment. The curriculum includes the core group of resuscitative skills used in Transport, Emergency Medicine and EMS and time/effort to learn human anatomy as it relates to the emergency medical practitioner. The lab offers students the opportunity to perform multiple skill repetitions with feedback from faculty. The lab is one of the core components of training and skill maintenance for the Vanderbilt LifeFlight team. Kevin High, Clinical Associate/Vanderbilt LifeFlight, serves as the coordinator and lead faculty member for the lab. Sponsoring this ASTNA pre-conference event is Vidacare, Now a part of Teleflex.
ASTNA Annual Meeting Luncheon with Guest Speaker
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12-1:30pm
An event that has become a member favorite is our Annual Meeting Luncheon. This is a great time to network with your fellow members, catch up on Association business, and this year we have an amazing speaker. You won’t want to miss this event! Sheryl will share the interesting collusion of events that opened the door to her ﬂight nursing career. She will share stories of her early career; from being left alone on the side of Pikes Peak, to creating survival training programs for ﬂight crews in the Rocky Mountain and surrounding states, to initiating a student nurse ﬂight rotation program for a school of nursing. Her story of a rescue in the Himalaya region of Nepal will highlight the talk as she passionately shares her story of taking care of a man dying of high altitude pulmonary edema. Finally, after 40 hours, was able to arrange a helicopter transport and ﬂy with him to Kathmandu. Throughout her talk she will weave in the importance of using critical thinking skills throughout one’s life and the value of keeping a passion for your profession alive.
You can register for these events in our online store!
Thanks to Ami Brownlee for coordinating the Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute ExpoEd Sessions in the Transport Nursing Learning Center this week in Denver.
Other presenters along with Ami were Elisabeth Abel, Barry Chamberlain, Chad Edwards, Sierra Farris, Mardean Haines, David Kearns, Jennifer Leach, Kathy Shoemaker, Allen Wolfe, Jr. and Teresa Zuber. Thank you for donating your time to represent ASTNA and transport nursing.
We also give a big THANKS to David Kearns for coordinating the craft and vehicles that were in the exhibit hall. Air Methods generously brought in an AirLife rotor and Med-Trans brought in a rotor from North Colorado Med Evac. Flight for Life Colorado had an ambulance on site as well. Crews were on hand to answer questions from each of the programs.
Over 6100 nurses attended NTI this week—the first time this conference has been in Denver.
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