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Trauma Education Programs

As a part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, not only do we focus on patient care, but we also are involved in education. The Kessler Trauma Center is focused on continuing education and training for healthcare professionals as well as education for the general public.

Educational Programs

Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course provides a structure in which the participant will learn to identify injuries associated with major trauma as well as the management skills required for proper early resuscitation and treatment of injured patients. As a national standard in trauma education, the ATLS course provides participants with the basic skills required for timely management of traumatic injuries. 

2021 Course Offerings & Registration:

Advance Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)

The Advance Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course is designed for the experienced trauma nurse working in an emergency department, perioperative area, intensive care, medical and surgical units as well as the pre-hospital setting. Nursing skills practicum stations and patient scenario assessment stations are conducted by ATCN instructors for integration and application of didactic information.

2021 Course Offerings & Registration:

We are currently working on our offerings and will update this site as more information becomes available

Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)

The course covers key concepts relative to the facility receiving trauma patients, utilization of available resources, and building regional system relationships. The RTTDC course is deigned to acknowledge challenges facilities may face in managing the initial resuscitation of severely injured patients and resources that may be lacking in regional rural settings.
Target Audience - This educational opportunity is targeted for rural physicians, nursing staff, pre-hospital providers, and other hospital critical personnel involved in injury resuscitation.

Target Audience

This educational opportunity is targeted for rural physicians, nursing staff, pre-hospital providers, and other hospital critical personnel involved in injury resuscitation.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians and Advance Practice Providers (APP).

Contact the trauma program to schedule a course in the Western New York Trauma Region at TRAUMA@urmc.rochester.edu or 585-275-8000

Other Educational Programs Offered:

  • Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR)

  • Pediatric Care After Resuscitation (PCAR)

  • STEP Conference

Trauma CME Options

Guidelines for Field Triage (free)

Medscape Education (Free)

CECENTRAL (free)

URMC CME (free)

Additional Resources on Trauma

The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma