TARN Annual Awards 2018
The Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN) is pleased to announce applications are now open for the 2018 TARN Annual Awards
Now in the 3rd year of running, the TARN Annual Awards are comprised of two categories, and have become a way for all trauma receiving hospitals and members of TARN to showcase the innovative and effective ways in which the data collected by TARN is put to good use.
The TARN Improvements in Care Award
recognises the individual or team who has made best use of their trauma data to improve the quality of care of their trauma patients. The project will utilise TARN data, but could focus on any aspect of trauma care in its widest sense; previous winners have focused on topics ranging from improving timeliness of procedures for older patients, improving treatment of open lower-limb fractures, and identifying groups of motorcyclists who are most at risk of death or serious injury.
Winning abstract to be published in Trauma
In order to share the good practice that is taking place, the top entries will be offered a poster presentation at the TARN Conference, and will have the chance to get their abstract published in Trauma
, the peer reviewed scholarly journal which brings together a wide range of topics of interest to all those involved in the management of trauma patients.
The TARN Audit Coordinator of the Year Award
was specifically created to acknowledge the hard work demonstrated by TARN Audit Coordinators, and all those who gather and input data for the TARN system, helping to improve data collection and quality.
Introduced at the 2017 TARN Annual Awards, there was a great response with many Trusts keen to recognise the positive impact that the TARN Audit Coordinators have within their hospital, and we are expecting to see the same again this year.
The winners of both categories will be presented with their awards at the TARN Day of the Trauma Care Conference, which will be taking place on Tuesday 17th April 2018
More details can be found in the below links. Please note that the closing date for applications is Wednesday, 21st February