Rural Trauma Team Development Course 2022 - UPMC Cole 9.23.22

September 23, 2022

Target Audience


Nurse Practitioner


Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

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 preference improvement process Define the relationship between the rural trauma facility and the regional trauma system

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 5.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/23/2022 - 9:45am EDT
Event ends: 
09/23/2022 - 3:30pm EDT

0945 – 1015 30min Disability Mark Trueman

1015 - 1030 15min Exposure & Environment Tony Bixby

1030 – 1045 15min Break

1045 – 1100 15min Transfer Tony Bixby

1100 – 1115 15min Teamwork & Communications Mark Trueman

1115 – 1130 15min Secondary Survey Dr. Elefant

1130 – 1200 30min Lunch

1200 - 1215 15min Special Considerations (Peds & Geris) Dr. Elefant

1215 - 1230 15min Trauma in Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence Tony Bixby

1230 - 1245 15min Thermal Injury Mark Trueman

1245 – 1300 15min Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Dr. Elefant

1300 - 1315 15min ED Tour & Resource Discussion Group

1315 - 1345 30min Team Scenarios All Faculty

1345 - 1445 60min Written Test Dr. Elefant

1445-1530 45min Course Summary Dr. Elefant

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses

UPMC Susquehanna
Williamsport, PA
United States

Dr. Ronen Elefant, MD, FACS 
Tony Bixby
Mark Trueman


Faculty Disclosure

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

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.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 5.0 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 5.0 AAPA 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

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