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Injury Prevention


 

"Safer Seniors" - Teaching Older Adults Fall Risk in Your Community - May 25, 2016

On May 25th, 2016, the American Trauma Society presented a Injury Prevention Educational Webinar - "Safer Seniors" - Teaching Older Adults Fall Risk in Your Community.  Every 13 seconds in the United States an older person is treated in an emergency room because of a fall. In 2014, 2.4 million Americans over the age of 65 sought care in the ER after a fall related injury. The cost to healthcare was 64 billion dollars according to the CDC.  This webinar will help Injury Prevention Coordinators, Trauma Program Coordinators, and Registrars learn ways to evaluate and develop an elderly falls prevention strategy. It will help identify possible community partners and look for existing resources in their own community. Raising awareness and promoting your own program is very important for success and building a sustainability plan is vital for long term goal setting.


 

Trauma Registry



A Refresher on ICD_10-CM Codes for External Cause - April 28, 2017

Are you new to ICD-10-CM coding? Do you feel lost in the sea of external cause codes now available in ICD-10-CM? If so, this webinar can help. Dr. Hedegaard will review key concepts for coding external cause in ICD-10-CM and offer tips and advice to help improve consistency in coding. 

 

The lecture is presented by Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, an injury epidemiologist and the manager of the Injury Statistics Program in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

 

 

You’re Just Not My (Trauma) Type: Matching ICD-10-CM External Cause Codes to Blunt/Burn/Penetrating- August 23, 2016

In the National Trauma Data Standard (http://www.ntdsdictionary.org/), values for Trauma Type (e.g., Blunt, Penetrating, Burn, Other/unspecified or Not Applicable) are determined based on the external cause codes provided by trauma registrars. Mapping from external cause to Trauma Type allows consistency in assignment of Trauma Type in the National Trauma Data Bank. A map for converting ICD-9-CM external cause codes to Trauma Type has been in use for several years (insert link to NTDS website with current map – or see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/EMTS_AppendixVIIIB-Assigning-Trauma-Type-National-Trauma-Data-Standards.pdf ).  As of October 1, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services requires that all hospitals and health care providers covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPSS) use the Clinical Modification of the Tenth Revision of ICD (ICD–10–CM) to report medical information. With this change to ICD-10-CM, a new map to convert ICD-10-CM external cause codes to Trauma Type is needed.  Over the past few months representatives from the American College of Surgeons, the American Trauma Society, the U.S. Army Medical Command, the National Center for Health Statistics and other trauma registry experts collaborated to create the proposed ICD-10-CM External Cause to Trauma Type map. 
This webinar will:

 

    1. Introduce the new Trauma Type Mapping for the ICD-10-CM External Cause Code Matrix (Blunt/Burn/Penetrating)
    2. Provide an overview of the mapping development process
    3. Discuss and provide an understanding of the use of Trauma Type mapping within NTDB/TQIP

 

 

Data Validation for Trauma Registrars - July 18, 2016

The American College of Surgeons states “The data in a trauma registry can be used in a variety of ways. These ways define the purpose at a given hospital.” Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: pg 63 1999, Committee on Trauma American College of Surgeons 

Most often the primary purpose of a trauma registry is identified as being performance improvement with secondary purposes of research and data analysis. Whether one is attempting to execute appropriate performance improvement measures, perform research or conduct data analysis, it is necessary to ensure valid data exists within the registry. The old adage “garbage in, garbage out” is applicable with the trauma registry and the value of the registry is directly proportionate to the validity of the data contained within the registry and the ability to transform that data into meaningful information. 
 
This course defined how to identify components of each type of validation process and components to creating a validation policy:

  1. Identify components for each type of validation 
  2. Determine appropriate use of each validation process 
  3. Recognize the steps in creating a validation process policy 

 

Investigating Trauma Registry Mapping Issues with NTDB/TQIP Submissions - April 6, 2016

With more and more focus being placed on the quality of trauma registry data being submitted to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) and Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP). It is vital for trauma registrars to understand how data submissions impact trauma center's institutional risk-adjusted benchmarking reports used for national comparisons through the TQIP program. Trauma registrars should have a strong understanding of key data points such as complications and co-morbid conditions when uploading data submission. 
 
This webinar covered the "drill down" process used by the Mayo Clinic Trauma Center and the following::

  1. Recognize the importance of investigations and monitoring trauma registry data mapping
  2. Identify ways to validate data; in particular complications and co-morbid conditions
  3. Recognize the impact of data submission on institutional risk-adjusted benchmarking reports

 

ICD-10 / ICD-9 Dual Diagnosis Coding for Traumatic Injuries - March 22, 2016

With the recent implementation of ICD-10 now trauma registrars are often faced with tremendous challenges of understanding the new ICD-10 code set. The ICD-10 / ICD-9 dual diagnosis coding for traumatic injuries webinar will help guide trauma registrars through the process of selecting ICD-10 codes for injuries while using baseline knowledge of the ICD-9 code set. The webinar will highlight specific traumatic injury case studies and how injury cases are coded in both ICD-10 and ICD-9 to bridge possible gaps in understanding and differences between the two code sets. Additionally trauma registrars will be able to gain coding insight on some common areas where ICD-10 is drastically different such as orthopedic trauma injury coding. 

 

The "ICD-10 / ICD-9 Dual Diagnosis Coding for Traumatic Injuries" Webinar covered the following:

  1. Recognize key differences between ICD-10 and ICD-9 for coding
  2. Identify ICD-10 coding set changes that impact traumatic injury coding
  3. Recognize the impact of ICD-10 traumatic orthopedic injury coding

 

2016 NTDS Dictionary Changes - January 25, 2016

The National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) Dictionary is designed to establish a national standard for the exchange of trauma registry data, and to serve as the operational definitions for the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). Each year and throughout the year, the American College of Surgeons provides updates and changes to the National Trauma Data Standards.  This webinar will review recent changes made to the NTDB data fields.  This webinar assists the Registrar with important knowledge of the abstracting process, and assists in improving the quality of the data sent to the NTDB.    

The "2016 NTDS Dictionary Changes" Webinar covered the following:

  1. Recognize the new data fields
  2. Recognize the impact of abstracting with the updated definitions
  3. Recognize the updated clarifications to definitions when abstracting
  4. Recognize the significance the additional Information edits have with data abstraction of NTDB fields

 

ICD-10-CM - External Cause Code Decision Making (Part II) - July 22, 2015

This webinar covered ICD-10-CM external cause codes. The lecture series was presented by Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, an injury epidemiologist and the manager of the Injury Statistics Program in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

 

Part 2: ICD-10-CM External Cause Code Decision Making, covered the following:

  1. Identify the fundamental elements required to identify the correct injury external cause codes
  2. Achieve familiarity with ICD-10-CM decision tree process for coding external cause codes
  3. Achieve familiarity with the CDC external cause code matrix 

 

Introduction to ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS for Trauma Registrars - April 21st, 2015 

This webinar covered an introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding. The webinar was presented by Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA, Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance for American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

 

Attendees of the Webinar (Introduction to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS  for Trauma Registrars), were be able to:

  1. Identify the fundamental element of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding structure.
  2. Achieve a basic understanding of trauma ICD-10-CM diagnosis and ICD-10-PCS procedure coding.
  3. Achieve a basic understanding of the IDC-10 coding set.

 

ICD-9 - External Cause Code Decision Making - January 29, 2015

This webinar covered ICD-9-CM external cause codes. The lecture series was presented by Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH, an injury epidemiologist and the manager of the Injury Statistics Program in the Office of Analysis and Epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

 

Part 1: ICD-9-CM External Cause Code Decision Making, covered the following:

  1. Identify the fundamental elements required to identify the correct injury external cause codes
  2. Achieve familiarity with ICD-9-CM decision tree process for coding external cause codes
  3. Achieve familiarity with the CDC external cause code matrix
  4. Achieve familiarity with how NTDS maps external cause codes for identification of trauma injury type

 

Trauma Survivors Network


 

Trauma Survivors Network, An Introduction - September 27, 2013

Trauma Survivors Network, Survivor Support Groups - March 11, 2014

Trauma Survivors Network, An Introduction to Peer Visitation Programs - June 17, 2014

 

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