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Trauma Certification Courses

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The ATLS course is designed for doctors who care for injured patients. It provides a foundation of common knowledge for all members of the trauma team. The course objective is to provide an organized approach for evaluation and management of seriously injured patients.

The Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

The PHTLS course is designed for pre-hospital providers, stressing the need to treat multisystem trauma patients as unique entities with specific needs. PHTLS courses follow the principles of care of trauma patients as developed by the Committee on Trauma.

The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

TNCC provides attendees with basic trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills. The trauma nursing process is used to standardize the approach to trauma care and is reflected in the course manual and in the skill stations. This course is sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association.

The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

ENPC is designed to provide core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in an emergency setting. This course presents a systematic assessment model, integrating the associated anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to identify appropriate interventions.

Trauma Nurse Specialist Course

This advanced practice level course focuses on the care of trauma patients during pre-hospital, resuscitation, peri-operative and intensive care phases.
A strong emphasis on anatomy and pathophysiology, as well as a multidisciplinary approach to quality trauma care, are incorporated into the course.

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ACTN) course is taught concurrently with the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for physicians. ATCN was developed to teach established standards of care and practical, life-saving skills.  This advanced trauma course is designed for nurses working in Emergency Departments, ICU, Medical Surgical floors or the Operating Room who wish to increase their knowledge and practical skills in managing multiple-trauma patients.

For more information contact: Amanda Elikofer at (812) 450-3940 or