What you'll learn

  • Articulate best practices for treating trauma within special patient populations such as hypotensive, geriatric, pediatric, and pregnant patients.

  • Discuss how to rapidly evaluate trauma patients with techniques such as point-of-care ultrasound.  

  • Identify clinical red flags, such as population-specific vital sign abnormalities, injury mechanisms, or physical exam findings of major vascular injury, to anticipate the patient's clinical course and care needs. 

  • Recognize how to incorporate trauma management practices such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), anticoagulant reversal, and selection of imaging studies, in their practice. 

Course description

Advanced Trauma Management for the emergency clinician is a 2-day course that provides updates, best practices, and new pathways & protocols regarding the acute care of major trauma patients, focusing on emergency stabilization and triage. The goal of this advanced trauma management course is to prepare emergency clinicians, who already have a strong base in trauma care, to quickly and accurately assess and provide high-quality care for trauma patients. Emphasis will be on optimizing outcomes for patients presenting with high-risk traumatic injuries. 

This course is relevant for clinicians working in emergency medicine, critical care, and urgent care and can be applied in the trauma center, community hospital, or remote setting. 

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