Education Committee, Maria Penrose, CSTR, Chairperson (2020)
The Education Committee is responsible for overseeing the educational needs for the AOTR. In this process, the Committee has developed a course to meet the American College of Surgeons (ACS) guidelines for registrars working in trauma centers to meet criterion deficiency 15-7 in the “Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient”. This Type II deficiency states: “[Registrar] They must attend or have previously attended two courses within 12 months of being hired: (1) the American Trauma Society’s Trauma Registrar Course or equivalent provided by a state trauma program; etc.”.
The Committee developed an agenda and curriculum which was presented as a pilot course to the Ohio Society of Trauma Nursing Leaders (OSTNL), along with state personnel, to validate and verify that it met the requirements for ACS. The course was approved and the first course was held in September 2015. The course is known as the Ohio Trauma Registrar Course. This course is provided to new registrars working in a trauma center within their first year of employment. An additional hierarchy is used to decide additional open registration for the class. The course is currently offered once a year.
The Parliamentary Committee is responsible for reviewing existing Standing Rules and Bylaws to ensure they are current, appropriate and in the correct format.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for all aspects of the nomination process for election of the AOTR Officer positions.
The Audit Committee is responsible for conducting an audit of AOTR’s finances prior to change of AOTR Officers.
AOTR Representatives on State Committees
Trauma Committee Representative – Joyce Burt, CSTR
The Trauma Committee for Ohio is a committee created in law to advise and assist the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) in all matters regarding trauma care and the Ohio Trauma System.
Trauma Registry Advisory Subcommittee Representative – Taunya Kessler, CCS, CSTR
The Trauma Registry Advisory Subcommittee (TRAS) focuses on issues and concerns related to the Ohio Trauma Registry.