Lynn H. Haas, MSN, APRN, CNP

Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Services

Academic Affiliation

Phone 513-636-8636

Fax 513-636-7826


Trauma system development; pediatric trauma

Ms. Haas initiated the trauma program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in September 1989 as the trauma program manager. She received her BSN from Ohio State University, MSN from the University of Cincinnati, followed by a PNP degree in 2001. Cincinnati Children's became verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in 1993 with subsequent re-verifications every three years.   

Ms. Haas is actively involved in trauma system development at the local, state and national level. Besides her responsibility for directing the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center trauma program, Ms. Haas has held leadership positions within Society of Trauma Nurses, Ohio Society of Trauma Nurse Leaders, Ohio Trauma Committee and the Pediatric Trauma Society. In addition, Ms. Haas is a site reviewer for the American College of Surgeons and has provided consultation for other pediatric trauma centers across the United States.

BSN: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1981.

MSN: Trauma Critical Care, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1986.

PNP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001.

Certification: Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurse.

Falcone RA, Haas L, King E, Moody, S, Crow J, Moss A, Gaines B, McKenna C, Gourlay D, Werner C, Meagher DP, Schwing L, Garcia N, Brown, D, Goner JI, Haley K, DeRoss A, Cizmar L, Armola R. A multicenter prospective analysis of pediatric trauma activation criteria routinely used in addition to the six criteria of the American College of Surgeons. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72 (2). 

Chatoorgoon K, Huezo K, Rangel E, François N, Schweer L, Daugherty M, Koehn M, Ricketts C, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Unnecessary imaging, not hospital distance, or transportation mode impacts delays in the transfer of injured children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Jul;26(7):481-6.

Schweer L. Pediatric SBIRT: Understanding the Magnitude of the Problem. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2009;16(3): 142-7.

Falcone JR RA, Daugherty M, Schweer L, Patterson M, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Multidisciplinary pediatric trauma team training using high-fidelity trauma simulation. J Pediatr Surg. 2008;43(6) 1065-71.

Schweer L. Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation: Initial Fluid Management. Journal of Infusion Nursing.  2008;31(2):104-111.

Haley K, Schweer L. Ped iatric Trauma Nursing Educational Requirements: A National Overview. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2007;14 (4):199-202.

Cook B, Schweer L,  Shebesta KF, Hartes K, Falcone RA. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: Just Another Bump on the Head. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2006;13(2):58-65.

Shebesta KF, Cook BS, Ricketts C, Schweer L, Brown RL, Garcia, VF, Falcone RA. Pediatric Trauma Nurse Practitioners Increase Bedside Nurses’ Satisfaction with Pediatric Trauma Patient Care. Journal of Trauma Nursing. 2006;13(2): 66-9.

Fanta K, Cook BS, Falcone RA, Schweer L, Brown RL, Garcia VF. Pediatric trauma nurse practitioners provide excellent care with superior patient satisfaction for injured children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006;41, 277-81.