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Assigning Trauma Type
Assigning Injury Location Type
ICD-9 to ICD-10 Conversion
Please Note: approximate conversions between ICD-9-CM codes and ICD-10-PCS codes may require clinical interpretation in order to determine the most appropriate conversion code(s) for your specific coding situation.
Please Note: ICD-10 has been postponed until 2015. At this time, the Indiana trauma registrars are not practicing through organized group exercises on ICD-10. When the group exercises resume, we will continue to post on this webpage.
ICD-10 Common Codes "Cheat Sheet"
Mechanisms of Injury
NTDS Edit Checks
Patient Registry Cheat Sheets for Patients Transferred Out of the ED and Direct Admits
Procedure Codes - ICD-9
Training Registry Guide
Trauma Registry Validation Review Tool
Co-Morbid Conditions - Explanation
Hospital Forms (used in case Registry goes down)
ACS Trauma Quality Improvement Program
American Trauma Society - Trauma Registrar Course - Distance Learning
The American Trauma Society Trauma Registrar Course (TRC) introduces the student to the specialty of the trauma registrar and provides a standardized approach to the task of maintaining a trauma registry. The TRC provides the student with national standard definitions and methodologies essential to a comprehensive trauma registry. This course is available via distance learning. The benefits of becoming a nationally trained trauma registrar include a standardized approach for valid data collection for use in supporting the trauma programs efforts in research, performance improvement & patient safety, and injury prevention.
American Trauma Society - Trauma Program Manager Course
The American Trauma Society Trauma Program Manager Course covers the role and importance of the Trauma Program Manager. The course covers essential components of a trauma system, key components of the Trauma Program Manager role, planning and preparation for trauma center verification/designation, important elements of the trauma budget, etc.
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine - Abbreviated Injury Score Course
The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) offers the Abbreviated Injury Score (AIS). This training covers the history of injury scaling methods, coding rules and conventions, and methods for assessing the multiple injury patient. The course is designed for trauma nurses/coordinators, registrars, physicians, hospital records personnel and researchers or engineers who are responsible for injury databases. Participants should have general knowledge of anatomy. This course does NOT teach how to use ICD.
Indiana Trauma Registry
Society of Trauma Nurses - Optimal Course
The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) created the Optimal Course, taught by physicians and nurses, to assist participants in creating strategies, processes, and operations to support trauma center systems based upon their own environments. This course is highly recommended for truama medical directors, trauma program managers/coordinators, and administrators.
Society of Trauma Nurses - Trauma Outcomes & Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)
The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) created TOPIC to provide a better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. It focuses on the ongoing assessment of the continuum of trauma care, as well as the strategies used to monitor trauma patient outcomes.
Trauma System Performance Improvement Manager, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention