From the Online Editor

Great News! 

Effective with the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of the Journal of Trauma Nursing we will transition to the APA format for all manuscripts.  Effectively immediately any manuscripts submitted should use the APA format.  If you would like to review APA formatting or have questions a dependable resource is Purdue OWL.



Beyond the Journal of Trauma Nursing

With the launch of this section we hope to provide access to news and information of interest appearing beyond the borders of JTN.

Trauma in the News

Texting while driving  NY Times article on distracted driving

How is your state doing? MADD rates USA on drunk driving prevention.- USA Today 01-15-15

First Responders: Ditch the Spine Board Dec 15, 2014

Phillip Hughes: How is the brain injured- added 4 Dec 2014

Amputee rebuilds life at trauma center - added 18 Nov 2014

"The Importance of a trauma center in injury treatment" TV News report Nov 4, 2014

Trauma Care in Arkansas: A Medical Symphony Oct 1, 2014

Traumatic Brain Injuries to Seniors Linked to Higher Dementia Risk  Oct 27, 2014


Clinical Interest

Being Prepared: Bioterrorism and Mass Prophylaxis Part 2  From Nursing Center Aug 2015

Being Prepared: Bioterrorism and Mass Prophylaxis Part 1  From Nursing Center Aug 2015

Concussion and the Teenage Athlete Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, July/August 2015

New Report on Teens and Distracted Driving AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, March 2015

Balanced Ratio of Plasma, Platelets and RBCs best for Trauma  Reuter's Health Feb 4, 2015

CE "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury" Published in November 2014 American Journal of Nursing

Tranexamic Acid for Trauma Related Hemorrhage April-June 2014 Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

"Look away: arterial and venous intravascular embolization following shotgun injury"
Nov 15, 2014 Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes

Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults" Published in July-Sept 2014 Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation

"Getting Ahead of Penetrating Neck Injuries" Published in October issue of Nursing 2014


Current Issue Highlights



Kathryn Schroeter, PhD, RN, CNOR

ISSN: 1078-7496

Online ISSN: 1932-3883

Frequency: 6 issues / year

Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses

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Writer's Helps

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Information for Peer Reviewers

CE for Peer Reviewers- Obtain CE credit for doing peer reviews.  

Article: Peer Review for Professional Publications
Article: How to Phrase Feedback in Peer Reviews for Authors


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