Rural Trauma Team Development Course 10.29.21

October 29, 2021

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.

 

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Physician

Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/27/2021
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
Event starts: 
10/29/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/29/2021 - 5:00pm

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. 

Physician (CME) 

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. 

Nursing (CNE) 

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. 

Available Credit

  • 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 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.75 Attendance
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