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Below are National and International Trauma Programmes, please note these are held by external companies and should be booked through the companies. The Scottish Trauma Network are happy to respond to any enquiries regarding these courses.
Trauma Orchestration of Continuing Healthcare (TORCH) – https://www.londontraumaschool.com/
Who: CT1 or ST3-6 any acute hospital based discipline in an MTC or TU
What: A 2 day course consisting of didactic lectures and small group discussions delivered by a trauma faculty
Why: For clinicians who work/aim to work on a Major Trauma Service or who are preparing for Trauma TIG application
Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) – https://tcarprograms-uk.visionem.org/
Who: The course is designed for ward care, critical care, perioperative and rehabilitation nurses. The course also appeals to other health professionals working in the trauma setting.
What: This programme gives inpatient staff members the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to provide care to this challenging patient population.
The course begins by focusing on concepts to the nursing care of the injured hospitalised patient:
Delegates will participate in interactive case scenarios that focus on admission-to-discharge care of patients with injuries to various body regions. Cases include the surgical, medical and nursing management of patients with:
Cost: £300 per Delegate
Paediatric Care After Resuscitation (PCAR) – https://tcarprograms.visionem.org/
Who: This course is designed for critical care, perioperative, ward and rehabilitation nurses who primarily work with children. The course will also appeal to other health professionals working in the trauma setting.
What: This paediatric-specific version of the adult TCAR course gives inpatient staff members the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to provide excellent care to this challenging patient population.
The course focuses on concepts relevant to the nursing care of the injured, hospitalised child:
Delegates will participate in interactive expanding case scenarios that focus on admission-to-discharge care of children with injuries to various body regions. Cases include the surgical, medical, and nursing management of children with:
Cost: £300 per delegate
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) – https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/education-and-exams/courses/search/advanced-trauma-life-support-atls-provider-programme/
Who: This course is suitable for doctors at FY2 grade and above, equivalent staff grades and eligible advanced practitioners.
What: ATLS is a global course, teaching a systematic process of trauma care for patients with life-threatening injuries.
After attending ATLS course, you should be able to:
Cost: £749 per delegate
European Trauma Course (ETC) – https://www.etc-uk.co.uk/
Who: ETC is an advanced course for senior and experienced clinical staff. It is multidisciplinary, and welcomes anyone who may find themselves receiving trauma patients.
What: The ETC is a 2.5-day course focusing on both multidisciplinary clinical and non-clinical skills, in the care and treatment of major trauma patients. Centred around the initial reception of patients, the ETC provides predominantly scenario-based training relevant to initial Resus room care, and embraces the team approach.
ETC is accredited by:
Cost: £775 per delegate
Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) – Anaesthesia Trauma & Critical Care – ATACC – The ATACC Group
Who: Candidates in the management of the trauma patient from the roadside to critical care. ATACC includes all of the essential elements for pre-hospital care and all the requirements for staff working in a major trauma centre.
What: ATACC aims to provide candidates with a wide range of training and skills necessary to manage major traumatic injuries from roadside to critical care, applying the latest evidence and current best practice.
Cost: £1100 per delegate
Advanced Trauma Nursing Course (ATNC) – Advanced Trauma Nursing Course ATNC Provider — Royal College of Surgeons (rcseng.ac.uk)
Who: Registered Nurses working in trauma teams. To meet the educational needs of a changing workforce in trauma teams it is possible for health care professional from other groups (e.g. paramedics and operating department practitioners) to complete ATNC.
What: The ATNC is a 3-day course, it follows the patient journey from preparing for their arrival, through the resuscitation phase of their care. It provides an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skill and attitude necessary to care for trauma patient and is recognized as an appropriate preparation for achieving Level 2 National Major Trauma Nursing Competencies (NMTNG 2016). The “team approach” is encouraged through shared learning with doctors on the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course.
Paediatric Advanced Cadaveric Trauma Surgery (PACTS) – Paediatric Advanced Cadaveric Trauma Surgery (PACTS) Course for Surgeons 2021 | British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (baps.org.uk)
Who: Consultants and ST8 and above in paediatric surgery, orthopaedics, plastics and neurosurgery or adult surgeons with an interest in children as well as paediatric anaesthetists and theatre nurses. Entire theatre trauma teams encouraged to attend together.
What: The course is two days on cadaveric operative workshop for surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses likely to be involved in the operative management of major trauma in children. The course combines team decision making and communication under pressure with operative techniques. The operatives techniques focus on management of truncal and junctional zone injuries. The lectures, discussions and case studies explore the principles of damage control surgery in children, working in multi-specialty surgical teams and the human factors of managing under extreme pressure. Experience is shared from military and humanitarian surgeons as well as recent major incidents in the UK.
Nurse Trauma and Critical Care (NATCC) – https://www.ataccgroup.com/training/course-listing/nurse-trauma-critical-care/
Who: Level 1 and 2 of the Nursing and Allied Health Professionals.
What: This course is delivered by carefully chosen experienced instructors in a state of the art interactive, immersive, teaching centre. This allows a fresh approach to training and to truly engage learners in a realistic environment using interactive technology, live actors and high fidelity SFX. Candidates will be required to pass a theory MCQ and practical assessments. Exceptional candidates will be invited to return as potential future instructors on a structured development pathway.
Cost: £594 per delegate