Education

The Memorial Leighton Trauma Center is committed to providing continuing education for physicians, nurses, allied professionals, and pre-hospital care providers in our region.


Trauma Activation Criteria (PDF)

Review Trauma Activation Criteria, updated February 2013, as well as Geriatric Comorbidity Upgrade, 912 Trauma Activation and High Risk Considerations.

Download Trauma Activation Criteria PDF


Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course, a continuing medical education program, teaches established standards of trauma care and practical life saving skills. The course is designed for physicians treating trauma patients in emergency or surgical settings.

The initial assessment and management of specific types of injures are presented to participants through lecture and slide presentations. The two-day course also includes laboratory work and unique skill stations. At each station, the instructors demonstrate specific techniques and supervise participants' practice of the skills in simulated situations.

For more information, please contact:

Joan Madsen, R.N.
Trauma Care Coordinator
Phone: 574-647-2853
Fax: 574-647-7030
jmadsen@memorialsb.org


Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

The TNCC provider course is designed to provide the core trauma knowledge and psychomotor skills required to deliver professional nursing care to the trauma patient. The content is presented through lectures and psychomotor skills stations. The target audience is comprised of RNs interested in improving their trauma nursing skills. It is recommended that participants have 6-12 months experience in the emergency setting. (Other health care providers may audit the course).

For more information, please contact:

Janet Howard, R.N., MSN
Trauma Services
Phone: 574-647-3221
Fax: 574-647-7030
e-mail: jhoward@memorialsb.org


Trauma Grand Rounds

Trauma Grand Rounds, an interactive program, is designed to foster the development of a regional trauma care system by creating a forum for multi-disciplinary discussion of trauma care topics. The usual format includes a case discussion and formal presentation by a guest speaker. Trauma Grand Rounds is open to all providers of trauma care including EMS providers, emergency physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, other medical specialists, nurses, and allied health professionals.

For more information, please contact:

Janet Howard, R.N., MSN
Trauma Services
Phone: 574-647-3221
Fax: 574-647-7030
e-mail: jhoward@memorialsb.org


Annual Trauma Symposium

Each annual trauma symposium focuses on topics around a centralized theme. Internationally known trauma experts provide current information on the care and management of the trauma population. The symposium is designed for trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, emergency medicine physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, allied health, and EMS personnel involved in the care of the trauma patient.

For more information, please contact:

Janet Howard, R.N., MSN
Trauma Services
Phone: 574-647-3221
Fax: 574-647-7030
e-mail: jhoward@memorialsb.org