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We support trauma service education with rounds, courses and annual reports.


Regional trauma rounds

Trauma Rounds are held in many locations throughout the province and many are recorded and can be viewed on the Learning Hub.

Provincial pediatric trauma rounds

Provincial Pediatric Trauma Rounds are presented by BC Children’s Hospital twice a year, please contact the Trauma Program Manager for more information or to join the rounds.

National pediatric trauma rounds

New in 2021 are National pediatric trauma case presentations from Pediatric Centres across Canada. Contact the Trauma Program Manager for more information or to join the rounds.


Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Advanced Trauma Life Support course is offered regularly at various centres throughout B.C. See website for a list of locations and dates.

Pediatric Advanced Trauma Simulation (PATS)

The PATS course is a simulation-based course that has been developed by local trauma experts at BC Children’s Hospital to provide an interdisciplinary approach to the management of trauma in pediatric patients.

Target audience: physicians practicing emergency care, ED and ICU RNs, and RTs.

For information on registration, please email:

Simulated Trauma Resuscitation Update Course (STRUC)

A one-day simulation-based course involving the team-based resuscitation of critically injured trauma patients. Principles of crisis resource management and resuscitation management priorities and skills will be highlighted, as well as reviewing latest evidence and clinical practice guidelines, taking into account available resources and regional trauma guidelines. Knowledge of ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) based principles are essential and this course will build on the basics of ATLS.

Target Audience: Urban or Rural Emergency physicians, emergency RNs and RTs involved in the initial management of severe trauma patients.

For information on registration, please email:

Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK)

The Trauma Resuscitation in Kids two-day simulation-based course designed for health care providers who manage pediatric trauma patients, with a focus on the roles of team leader and team members. This course is suitable for emergency physicians, pediatricians, general surgeons, pediatric surgeons, family physicians, critical care physicians, emergency nurses and respiratory therapists.

The course includes a mixture of simulation scenarios, group lectures and technical skills sessions for practicing procedures. The format provides healthcare providers hands-on experience in a safe and experiential learning environment.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

This course taught by qualified emergency nurses, delivers the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training needed to keep trauma patients safe. The overall course objective is to improve trauma patient outcomes by providing nurses with foundational trauma knowledge, skills, and a systematic Trauma Nursing Process to guide trauma patient care.

After taking TNCC, nurses will be able to systematically assess the trauma patient, to intervene and/or assist with interventions, and to provide evidence-based trauma nursing care within the context of a trauma team.

To find a course you can search the Emergency Nursing Association website.

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

This course, taught by qualified emergency nurses, is designed to provide the core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency setting.

Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll learn:

  • The latest pediatric emergency nursing practice recommendations
  • Systematic assessment and application of care

The newly released 5th Edition includes added content on dermatologic and environmental emergencies, human trafficking, food allergies and more.

To find a course you can search the Emergency Nursing Association website.


Clinical support tools

The Management of Major Pediatric Trauma poster has information about identifying and transferring major pediatric trauma.  Watch the webcast regarding the development and use of the poster.

Additional pediatric trauma Clinical Support Tools can be found on the Child Health BC website.

Clinical Support Tools and protocols in pediatric trauma are available on ePOPS.


Annual reports

BC Children's Hospital is the pediatric trauma centre for the Regional Trauma System and Children's Trauma Program participates within the Vancouver Coastal Regional Trauma Program.  

The following annual reports are available:

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