PRINTER'S NO. 1396
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
229
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY CUTLER, SONNEY, SCHMITT, KORTZ, CALTAGIRONE,
BIZZARRO, HILL-EVANS, ROTHMAN, SCHLOSSBERG, HENNESSEY, RYAN,
LONGIETTI, BURNS, SOLOMON, SCHLEGEL CULVER, HICKERNELL, MURT,
KINSEY, DiGIROLAMO, MEHAFFIE, KIRKLAND, ROZZI, READSHAW,
PICKETT, BERNSTINE, FRANKEL, NEILSON, FREEMAN, MOUL,
OBERLANDER, FEE, MILLARD, MARKOSEK AND ZIMMERMAN,
APRIL 15, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
APRIL 15, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating May 15, 2019, as "Trauma Registrars Day" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Each accredited trauma center in Pennsylvania is
required to have a trauma registrar; and
WHEREAS, The trauma registrar's primary role is to abstract
data into the trauma center's trauma registry, which is an
important management tool composed of a file of uniform data
elements that describe the injury, event, demographics, pre-
hospital information, diagnosis, care and outcomes and costs of
treatment of injured patients; and
WHEREAS, The trauma registrar also engages in other
processes, such as report generation, data analysis and research
assistance; and
WHEREAS, The trauma registrar is a vital and integral part of
the trauma team, the overall performance improvement process at
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a trauma center and the public health; and
WHEREAS, Trauma registrars must abstract data in compliance
with the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation guidelines, as
well as the National Trauma Data Bank guidelines; and
WHEREAS, Trauma registrars come from diverse backgrounds,
such as nursing, medical records, computer science and medical
informatics, among others; and
WHEREAS, Trauma registrars must be continuous learners and
attend courses such as the American Trauma Society's Trauma
Registrar Course or an equivalent provided by a State trauma
program and the Association for the Advancement of Automotive
Medicine's Injury Scaling Course; and
WHEREAS, A certifying examination is available though the
sponsorship of the American Trauma Society's Registrar
Certification Board, leading to the designation of certified
specialist in trauma registries; and
WHEREAS, It is important to acknowledge that high-quality
data begins with high-quality data entry and it is the trauma
registrar who is responsible for performing this task;
therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate May 15,
2019, as "Trauma Registrars Day" in Pennsylvania.
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