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Trauma

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

Rounds

Regional trauma rounds

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

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.

Courses

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Advanced Trauma Life Support course is offered regularly at various centres throughout BC. Contact the ATLS coordinator 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: jallaire@cw.bc.ca


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 RN’s and RT’s involved in the initial management of severe trauma patients.

For information on registration, please email: cpd@bcemergencynetwork.ca


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 at https://www.ena.org/


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 at https://www.ena.org/

Guidelines

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 for Children’s are available on ePops

Reports

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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