Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
Our staff actively participates in pre-hospital training and certification to paramedics and emergency medical technicians and first responders. The Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support course is a two-day (16-hour) unique continuing education program created in recognition of the real need in emergency medical services education for additional training in the handling of trauma patients. This program is designed to enhance and increase knowledge and skill in delivering critical care in the pre-hospital environment.
Advanced Trauma Life Support
The Advanced Trauma Life Support program is offered to all physicians who care for injured patients. This is a continuing medical education program developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The program offers a safe, reliable method for assessing and initially managing the trauma patient. The course is revised every four years to keep current with standards of trauma care. The benefits of this program include an organized approach for evaluation and management of seriously injured patients and a foundation of common knowledge for all members of the trauma team.
Trauma Nursing Core Course
The Trauma Nursing Core Course is offered to nurses who care for injured patients. The Emergency Nurses Association developed and implemented the course for national and international dissemination as a means of identifying a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. The course offers the opportunity for nurses to acquire a core-level of knowledge, refine their skills and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing.
Other educational programs in which the trauma staff participate in are the Emergency Nursing Pediatrics Course, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support and Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program. Emergency medical services dinner lectures are offered quarterly and past topics have included traumatic brain injuries, obstetrical emergencies, child abuse and pre-hospital care of burns.