Rural Trauma Team Development Course 11.2.21
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.
0730 – 0800
0800 – 0830
0830 – 0900
0900 – 0930
0930 - 1000
1000 – 1030
1030 – 1100
1100 - 1115
Exposure & Environment
1115 – 1130
1130 – 1145
1145 – 1200
Teamwork & Communications
1200 – 1215
1215 – 1245
Lunch - worksheet review
1245 - 1300
Special Considerations (Peds & Geris)
1300 - 1315
Trauma in Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence
1315 - 1330
1330 – 1345
Performance Improvement and Patient Safety
1345 - 1500
Team Scenarios & Sim-man
(1/2 class to do sims, 1/2 to do post-test and evals, then switch)
Dr. Gerst – test
Tim Weaver/Mark Trueman/Tony Bixby – scenarios
1500 - 1615
1615 – 1700
Michael Gerst - DO
Tony Bixby - NRP
Mark Trueman - NRP
Tim Weaver - NRP
Hillary Leonard - RN
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