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Educational Programs for Healthcare Professionals

Educational Programs for Healthcare Professionals

St. Mary's Trauma Center Staff -
An Educational Resource

The St. Mary's Trauma Center serves as an educational resource for trauma professionals in the region. The Trauma Center staff provides periodic educational offerings about various topics for healthcare students and professionals.   We are proud to be the lead hospital for SafeKids Vanderburgh Warrick Chapter.

ATLS Instructor and Student Courses, ATCN, RTTDC, TCAP, TNCC, ENPC, and PALS are provided at St. Mary's. 

Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS) Course

The Advanced Trauma Life Support® course is designed for primary care physicians, surgeons, emergency medicine physicians and physician extenders who care for trauma patients in the realm of practice.

This two-day course consists of core content lectures, case presentations, discussions, development of life-saving interventional skills, and practical experience.

Lectures include:

  • Airway and Ventilation
  • Thoracic Trauma Management
  • Abdominal Trauma Management
  • Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Injury Due to Heat and Cold
  • Shock Management
  • Initial Assessment
  • Head Trauma Management
  • Injuries Due to Burns and Cold
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Geriatric Trauma
  • Trauma in Women
  • Stabilization and Transport.

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) is offered in collaboration with Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for nurses who provide care to the trauma patient.  This two-day course provides the nurse with advanced assessment and critical thinking skills specific to the trauma population.  The combination of lecture and interactive skill stations gives the nurse a comprehensive understanding of resuscitation and stabilization of the injured patient.

Rural Trauma Team Development Course

St. Mary's Trauma Services offers the Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) with an emphasis on the care of the pediatric trauma patient.  The RTTDC is a course designed by the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma t help rural hospitals with development of their trauma teams.

The goal of this course is to improve the quality of pediatric trauma care in outlying communities by developing a timely, organized and rational response to the care of the pediatric trauma patient and a team approach that addresses the common problems in the initial assessment and stabilization of the injured child.

Medical Simulation

One of the most exciting innovations in health care is the field of medical simulation.  St. Mary's Trauma Center is part of the Tri-State Simulation Consortium, offering the latest advances in technology for newer and better methods for teaching the practice of medicine and reinforcing best practices in the Simulation Lab.

St. Mary's Simulation Lab features both adult and pediatric mannequins, which can be programmed to simulate a wide variety of illnesses and conditions.  These are used to provide life-like scenarios for healthcare participants so they may practice and learn in a classroom setting that mimics reality.

For more information about outreach programs coordinated by the St. Mary's Trauma Center call (812) 485-6817.

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