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Training & Education Programs

The MD Committee on Trauma facilitates and coordinates the advanced educational training of doctors and medical professionals throughout the state and region. We utilize the programs offered through the American College of Surgeons and suggest that you view their website (www.acs.org) for contact information for more detailed summaries of the programs.

Bleeding Control Basics

Congratulations and thank you for taking the first step to becoming an empowered initial responder.  Our class registry has just started so you may not find any classes in your area at this time, but we encourage you to check back to this website every couple of weeks as our instructor pool is growing, and we anticipate this registry to be more populated soon. In the meantime, please refer to the bleedingcontrol.org and the resources tab for initial information on techniques you can use to stop excessive bleeding.

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ATLS Program

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The ATLS Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in this manual represent one safe way to perform each technique. The ACS recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of these patients.

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ATLS Refresher Program

Injured patients present a wide range of complex problems. The ATLS Student Course presents a concise approach to assessing and managing multiply injured patients. The course presents doctors with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to fit their needs. The skills described in this manual represent one safe way to perform each technique. The ACS recognizes that there are other acceptable approaches. However, the knowledge and skills taught in the course are easily adapted to all venues for the care of these patients.

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ATOM Program

The Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM®) course is an effective method of increasing surgical competence and confidence in the operative management of penetrating injuries to the chest and abdomen.

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ASSET Program

Developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Surgical Skills Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons.  The ASSET course uses human cadavers to teach surgical exposure of anatomic structures that when injured may pose a threat to life or limb.

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RTTDC Course

The Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC), has been developed by the ad hoc Rural Trauma committee of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) to help rural hospitals with development of their trauma teams. It is hoped the course will improve the quality of care in their community by developing a timely, organized, and rational response to the care of the trauma patient and a team approach that addresses the common problems in the initial assessment and stabilization of the injured. It is the purpose of RTTDC to increase the efficiency of resource utilization and improve the level of care provided to the injured patient in the rural environment.

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DMEP Course

Developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Disaster and Mass Casualty Management Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons.  Course emphasizes an all-hazards approach, emphasizing that many principles apply to disasters of all kinds regardless of specific mechanism. Surgical problems and the role of surgeons in disasters are emphasized even with non-surgical forms of injury.

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ATCN Program

The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course is taught concurrently with the Advanced Trauma Life support (ATLS) for physicians. This program has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, MD Chapter. Benefits of ATCN include an educational, collaborative, synchronized team approach to trauma care with the participants of the concurrently taught ATLS course.

ATCN was developed to teach established standards of trauma care and practical, life-saving skills. The course is designed for experienced nurses working in the prehospital setting, emergency department, critical care unit, and operating room who wish to increase their knowledge and practical skills in managing critically injured trauma patients.

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