Rural Trauma Team Development Course 11.2.21

November 2, 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: 
11/02/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/02/2021 - 5:00pm

 

Time

Topic

Faculty

0730 – 0800

30min

Registration

Annalisa Negrea

0800 – 0830

30min

Introduction

Dr. Gerst

0830 – 0900

30min

Airway

Dr. Gerst

0900 – 0930

30min

Breathing

Dr. Gerst

0930 - 1000

30min

Break

 

1000 – 1030

30min

Circulation

Tony Bixby

1030 – 1100

30min

Disability

Mark Trueman

1100 - 1115

15min

Exposure & Environment

Tim Weaver

1115 – 1130

15min

Break

 

1130 – 1145

15min

Transfer

Dr. Gerst

1145 – 1200

15min

Teamwork & Communications

Dr. Gerst

1200 – 1215

15min

Secondary Survey

Mark Trueman

1215 – 1245

30min

Lunch - worksheet review

Dr. Gerst

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 - 1500

1h 15m

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

1h 15m

1615 – 1700

45min

Course Summary

Dr. Gerst

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. 

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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