OSTNL, established in 1986, is an organization focused on improving trauma care in Ohio. The OSTNL advocates for quality trauma care and injury prevention. The OSTNL shall serve as a primary resource to professionals and the public regarding hospital-based trauma programs and organized trauma systems.


  • Increase awareness of Ohio hospitals and health organizations of the purpose of the OSTNL
  • Recommend guidelines pertaining to trauma system development for Ohio

  • Promote and develop trauma prevention

  • Promote and develop trauma research

  • Advise on trauma registry and data collection related to trauma care

  • Foster networking of trauma nurse coordinators/managers and trauma programs

  • Serve as a resource for legislation and public programs related to trauma