Education and Training for Health Care Professionals and the Local Community

Emergency Department Entrance

For the Community

Injury Prevention

We offer programs and lectures about injury prevention to organizations in the community. These programs are offered at no charge. We cover topics that include:

  • Preventing falls among older adults
  • Reducing the risk of motor vehicle accidents
  • Bicycle safety
  • Violence prevention
  • Addiction prevention
  • Other topics

For Health Care Professionals

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course

This continuing medical education (CME) course teaches a systematic, concise approach to the early care of the trauma patient. This course is vital to guiding care for the injured patient in emergency department trauma rooms. ATLS course training provides a common language that can save lives in critical situations. Participants' training is enhanced by the availability of BIDMC's Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center, a state-of-the art facility offering the latest advances in medical simulation technology.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

This two-day course provides nurses with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for trauma nursing. Like the ATLS course for physicians described above, the resources of BIDMC's Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center provide course participants with a unique learning opportunity.

Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR)

This program is designed to increase clinical reasoning skills of nurses who work with injured patients anywhere along the trauma continuum of care, particularly in the post-resuscitation phase. TCAR provides training on how to improve patient outcomes and fulfill regulatory requirements.

Lectures for Emergency Medical Service Personnel & Colleagues

Offered throughout the year in various communities, we offer credit-eligible lectures about trauma management, including case reviews, for EMS personnel and colleagues at our referring facilities.

Paramedic Refresher Course

We teach the trauma section of this five-day course for paramedics.

For more information about these programs, contact:

Jim Sargent, BSN, RN
Trauma Program Director

Teaching Conferences and Fellowship in Critical Care

Trauma Surgery and Emergency Medicine have combined teaching conferences and sponsor a Fellowship in Critical Care.