The OTRC Program
The Ohio Trauma Registry Course is a course designed to provide core-level knowledge for persons starting a position within the trauma registry at trauma and non-trauma hospitals within Ohio. This class meets the American College of Surgeons (ACS) requirement of attending a State-approved registry course within one year of hire date. (CD15-7) It also meets the education requirement of 8 hours of registry-specific continuing education per year. The course is currently held at minimum of once a year, occurring over 2 days, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am-12:30pm. using the TEAMS platform.
Check the current calendar for specific dates and time.
The course is currently free of charge. Register for the next course here.
Ohio Trauma Registry Course (OTRC)
The OTRC gives the evolution of trauma registries, what is trauma and a trauma center, the different levels of trauma centers, what is a trauma registry and the different governing bodies involved in trauma care.
The OTRC is approved by:
- The Ohio Society of Trauma Nurse Leaders (OSTNL)
- The Ohio State Trauma Committee
- The Ohio Committee on Trauma (OCOT)
- The Ohio EMS Board
The person attending the OTRC will get an overview and introduction to the following topics:
- Data Abstraction: Know Your Data Elements
- How to identify a patient (Inclusion Criteria)
- Data Dictionaries – National, State, Regional, Facility
- Identify the Principles of Coding, Scaling and Scoring
- General coding principles
- Trauma types (Blunt, penetrating, thermal)
- Brief ICD10 history
- AIS History and Scaling (AIS coding is NOT taught)
- ISS – How to calculate
- GCS – Adult and Pediatrics
- Anatomic Lectures
- Types of injuries
- Diagnoses and Procedures
- Key information to look for
- Performance Improvement
- What PIPS does
- Why you do it
- How PIPS works
- Registrars Role in PIPS
- Compliance and HIPAA
- How it relates to the registry
- How it relates to data requests
- How it relates to National, State and Regional registries
- How it relates to IRBs
- Data Validation
- Why we do it
- Examples of a validation process
- Concurrent and retrospective reviews
- Identifying errors
- Pre/Post Testing
The course is free to Ohio Trauma Registrars. The attendees will be sent a link to the course materials the week of the course. It is important to download, print and bring this material with them as no materials will be available at the course.
To register please complete and submit registration online. Registration is closed at this time.
For additional information contact Deanah Moore Deanah_moore@Mercy.com , Kelly Harrison at Kelly.Harrison@mchs or Ohio Trauma Registrars