Speakers

Amber Kyle, MSN, RN

Director of Trauma Services
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Amber Kyle has over 17 years of experience in trauma care and trauma care system development. She served as Trauma Program Manager for 13 years before becoming the Director of Trauma Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, which is the only designated Level 1 trauma center for adults and pediatrics in the entire state. In addition to her role as Director of the Trauma Service, she serves as the Executive Director for the Central Mississippi Trauma Region, which keeps her actively engaged with 2 Level 3 trauma centers, 13 Level 4 trauma centers, the state’s only burn center, and 6 EMS agencies to ensure the citizens in the central region of Mississippi receive the highest quality trauma care. Amber was appointed to the Mississippi Trauma Advisory Council by the governor and chairs the state Trauma Rules and Regulations Committee. She serves as a leader in trauma center designations within the state of Mississippi and for other state trauma systems across the country. Amber is an active member of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), where she was elected to the Board of Directors and appointed to the Executive Board in 2013. She co-chairs the Leadership and STN-EAST Conference Committees, as well as serves on the TOPIC (Trauma Outcomes Performance Improvement Course) revision task force and authored the STN e-library “Obesity in Trauma” lecture. Amber also dedicates her time and service as an association member to the Eastern Association of the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), where she serves on the By-Laws and Pediatric Committees and is appointed to the EAST Foundation Board of Directors. In 2012, Amber was selected as the first Trauma Nurse Fellow by the EAST Foundation.

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Kathleen Martin, MSN, RN

Trauma Nurse Director
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Landstuhl, Germany

Kathleen Martin has over 35 years experience in trauma care delivery. Since 2006 she has been the Trauma Program Nurse Director at the United States Army military hospital, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). LRMC was the first hospital outside the United States to seek trauma center verification by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and was first verified as a Level II trauma center in 2007 and as a Level I in 2011. Prior to working at Landstuhl, she was the CEO of Martin Trauma Associates, a trauma center and trauma systems development consulting organization that assisted numerous national and international trauma centers and state trauma systems in optimizing trauma care delivery. She has a strong critical care nursing background and served as the Trauma Network Administrator and Trauma Program Manager at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1990-2001. Kathleen has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) for over 15 years and was the 2000-2001 President of the STN. She is former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Trauma Nursing, and is currently on the JTN Editorial Review Board. She is national chair of the TOPIC Committee (Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course). She is also an associate member of the American College of Surgeons, and an associate member of EAST. Kathleen has been invited faculty for numerous trauma-related presentations, workshops and training seminars both in national and international forums.

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