Trauma Training and Education
Training and education of staff and members of the medical community is a significant part of the advancements of a Level I trauma center. Each year, the IU/Wishard Level I Trauma Center offers a wide variety of courses to keep the medical community up to date on state-of-the-art procedures and protocols in trauma care.
Trauma Evaluation and Management (TEAM) Course
The TEAM course was designed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma for medical students to provide basic instruction in the initial care of trauma patients. The course is held every six weeks and is mandatory for third-year medical students.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
The IU/Wishard Level I Trauma Center offers ATLS provider and instructor courses that are taught by the Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care faculty. ATLS is mandatory for all surgical residents at IU. Core trauma surgeons are required to maintain an ATLS instructor status in order to cover trauma at the IU/Wishard Level I Trauma Center.
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
In conjunction with the IU/Wishard Level I Trauma Center, the Wishard Emergency Medical Services Department holds regular PHTLS courses in which the trauma staff actively participates.
Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)/Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC)
TNCC and ENPC are Emergency Nurses Association courses dedicated to providing a standardized education program to enhance knowledge of emergency nurses, both in cognitive and psychomotor skills with the adult and pediatric population respectively.
The IU/Wishard Level 1 Trauma Program Manager, trauma clinical educator, injury prevention coordinator and Emergency Department nurses actively participated as instructors and course coordinators throughout the year providing 12 courses in Marion County in 2010.
The IU/Wishard Annual Surgical Critical Care Trauma Symposium
The 2011 Symposium drew nationally-renowned speakers who presented educational seminars to physicians, nurses, pre-hospital providers and other medical professionals on advances to the discipline of trauma care. The presentation of the Jay L. Grosfeld Recognition Award was to Teri Joy, RN, CEN.
For more information on trauma education, please call 317.630.2645