Rural Trauma Team Development Course 10.29.21
The goal of RTTDC is to improve the quality of care in rural communities by developing a timely, organized, rational response to the care of the trauma patient and a team approach that addresses common problems in initial assessment and stabilization. It is the purpose of RTTDC to increase the efficient use of resources and enhance the level of care provided in rural environments to the injured patient.
The course objectives are to teach participants to:
• Organize a rural trauma team with defined roles and responsibilities for the members.
• Communicate effectively among team members and between trauma facilities
• Prepare a rural facility for appropriate care of the injured patient.
• Identify local resources and limitations.
• Assess and resuscitate a trauma patient.
• Initiate the transfer process early.
• Establish a performance improvement process.
• Define the relationship between the rural trauma facility and the regional trauma system.
0800 – 0830 30min Introduction Dr. Elefant
0830 – 0900 30min Airway Tony Bixby
0900 – 0930 30min Breathing Dr. Elefant
0930 - 1000 30min Break
1000 – 1030 30min Circulation Dr. Elefant
1030 – 1100 30min Disability Mark Trueman
1100 - 1115 15min Exposure & Environment Tim Weaver
1115 – 1130 15min Break
1130 – 1145 15min Transfer Tony Bixby
1145 – 1200 15min Teamwork & Communications Tim Weaver
1200 – 1215 15min Secondary Survey Mark Trueman
1215 – 1245 30min Lunch - worksheet review Dr. Elefant
1245 - 1300 15min Special Considerations (Peds & Geris) Tim Weaver
1300 - 1315 15min Trauma in Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence Tony Bixby
1315 - 1330 15min Thermal Injury Mark Trueman
1330 – 1345 15min Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Hillary Leonard
1345 - 1615 2h 30m Team Scenarios & Post Test (1/2 class to do sims, 1/2 to do post-test and evals, then switch) Dr. Elefant – test Tony Bixby, Mark Trueman, Tim Weaver – scenarios
1615 – 1700 45min Course Summary Dr. Elefant
Dr. Elefant - MD, Course Director
Tony Bixby - NRP, Instructor
Mark Trueman - NRP, Instructor
Tim Weaver - NRP, Instructor
Hillary Leonard - RN, Instructor
Annalisa Negrea - RN, Course Coordinator
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.75 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.75AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 7.75 AAPA Category I CME
- 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 7.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 7.75 Attendance