Pediatric Trauma Services

Educational Opportunities

Pediatric Trauma Online Learning Modules

The PTTC has created a series of pediatric trauma lectures on a variety of trauma related topics presented by experts in their field. These online courses are free to partners of the Pediatric Trauma Transformation Collaborative (PTTC). These courses are also available for $25 for non-PTTC members. CME and MOC credit is provided upon completion of a knowledge test.

PTTC Partners - Please email Suzanne Moody to obtain access instructions and the registration code.

Public Access - Use the Online Viewing Instructions to learn how to create an account in the CME Portal, search for lectures and pay the registration fee for the learning modules.

Multidisciplinary Trauma Education Utilizing a Human Patient Simulator

Management of pediatric trauma is complex and requires a multidisciplinary team including trauma surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, fellows and residents, nurses and respiratory therapists.

To provide the highest level of care, this group must work efficiently as a team and utilize a "shared mental model." To maximize continued education in the care of the injured child, we utilize a high-fidelity human patient simulator. This education allows us to demonstrate improved teamwork and leadership among team members, more rapid recognition and management of injuries, and, ultimately, improved outcomes for severely injured children.

Courses are available for your institution. For information, call 513-636-7865.

The Trauma Nurse Core Course provides a standardized educational program to enhance the knowledge of nurses providing care to trauma patients. The course provides core-level knowledge using cognitive and psychomotor skills based on the six-phase trauma nursing process.

Registration is open to all registered nurses. For information, call 513-878-2858.

Advanced Trauma Life Support is based on well-established principles and objectives of trauma management. The course is intended to provide participants with one acceptable method of safe, immediate management and the basic knowledge necessary to assess the patient's condition rapidly and assure that optimum care is provided.

Registration is open to all physicians. Nurses and paramedics who participate in the care of trauma patients may audit the course. For information, call 513-878-2858.

Trauma Services is now offering Stop the Bleed courses. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets.

The courses are targeted at civilians and will inform and educate participants with basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Hemorrhage is the number one cause of death and without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program empower the 300+ million citizens of the United States. Please contact Trauma Services at 513-636-7865 or for more information or to register for an upcoming class.

Training in action.