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Join ASTNA today and be part of a community of professionals who share your passion for transport nursing. ASTNA is the dominant and leading body representing transport nurses across the globe. ASTNA is a nonprofit member organization whose mission is to advance the practice of transport nursing and enhance the quality of patient care through commitment to safety and education. There are many benefits of becoming an ASTNA member. We offer discounts to our trauma course, certification review, conferences, and publications.
We are dedicated to supporting our members with continuing educational opportunities, professional services, advocacy, expertise, and so much more. We are also a great resource for individuals considering transport as a career.
We continue to offer our newly updated Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC), formally called TNATC. We have expanded this course to all transport providers. TPATC is the only available transport-specific advanced trauma program, and I encourage you to attend one of the more than 20 courses we will offer across the country this year
We strongly support specialty certification for transport nurses. Our TraCER—Transport Certification Review Course is presented prior to CCTMC and AMTC to help nurses prepare for their certification exams. We are also adding new course dates across the country for 2014. Please check our website frequently as we are always adding new course dates for both TraCER and TPATC
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Steven W. Neher ARNP, MSN, NP-C, CFRN, CEN, NREMT-P
Call for Abstracts
Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference – March 31 – April 2, 2014
The Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC) will once again feature a Scientific Forum with poster presentations of original scientific research. Poster presentations will be formally judged during the conference on March 31st and an Outstanding Research Award bestowed. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Air Medical Journal. Abstracts presented at other meetings during 2013-2014 will be considered. If abstracts have been published prior they will not be republished in the Air Medical Journal. Our goal is to nurture and provide an appropriate forum for research in air medical transport.
Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
5:00 p.m. EST
Abstracts must be sent as E-mail attachment in MS Word format (Macintosh or Windows) without names or institutions listed. Objective, methods, results and conclusion sections should be included, 3200 maximum number of characters allowed (including spaces). Use single line spacing. Leave one line of space between paragraphs. Left justify all text. Word documents should have 1 inch margins, and text in Times font, 12 point size. Please use the “word count” feature under “Tools” in Word. The E-mail cover should list names of participants in the study, institutional affiliations, funding sources, and identify the person who will present the poster at the conference. In addition, the E-mail cover must state whether or not the abstract has been or will be presented and/or published prior to April 2014. The reference must be supplied. Submissions should be sent to Dr. Lauri Bolton at Lauri.Bolton@hhchealth.org and must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14, 2014,
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