Monthly Regional Trauma Rounds (in conjunction with Vancouver Coastal Health) are held every 3rd Tuesday (March, August and December excluded) at 1200 - 1300 hours via videoconference.
Provincial Pediatric Trauma Rounds are presented by Children’s twice a year and presented via videoconferencing to all centers in BC with WebEx or videoconference capabilities. These rounds are also available digitally. Please contact the Trauma Program Manager to have your site's videoconference room added or for a video copy of the presentation.
Advanced Trauma Life Support course is offered regularly at various centres throughout BC. Contact the ATLS coordinator for a list of locations and dates.
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.
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 RN’s and RT’s involved in the initial management of severe trauma patients.
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.
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 at https://www.ena.org/