Journal of Trauma Nursing

From the Online Editor

Sport injuries have moved to center stage with the release of the movie "Concussion".  An Op-Ed piece in the New York Times is a call to action regarding sports injuries.

This is nothing new to our readers as evidenced by the many fine articles you have published in the JTN such as:


Parental Recognition of Postconcussive Symptoms in Children

Stevens, Penelope K.; Penprase, Barbara; Kepros, John P.; More

Journal of Trauma Nursing. 17(4):178-182, October/December 2010

Amantadine to Treat Cognitive Dysfunction in Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Stelmaschuk, Stephanie; Will, Mary Colleen; Meyers, Tamara

Journal of Trauma Nursing. 22(4):194-203, July/August 2015.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: Just Another Bump on the Head?

Cook, Rebecca S.; Schweer, Lynn; Shebesta, Kaaren Fanta; More

Journal of Trauma Nursing. 13(2):58-65, April/June 2006.



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

Being Smart About Your Child's Brain  New York Times Op-Ed Dec 19, 2015

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

Chronic Head Trauma in Athletes: The Debate Continues CE From Medscape Jan 2016

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

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John M. Templeton- Pediatric Trauma Symposium
March 4 & 5, 2016
Philadelphia, PA