The Georgia Trauma Foundation is a relatively new organization, but we’re already busy bringing our vision to life. We invite you to read more about our current initiatives and the sobering facts that make our work so important.

Trauma Registry Course (TRC)

The ATS Trauma Registry Course is taught in a two day format that is broken down into 18 interactive sessions which provide a comprehensive overview of trauma registry practices and functions. Sessions include lectures, case studies, real world examples, group interactions and take-home supplemental materials.

12 Credit Hours

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Injury Prevention Coordinator’s Course (IPCC)

The ATS Injury Prevention Coordinator’s Course (IPCC) is taught in a two day format that is geared towards establishing and developing a formal hospital based, multi-faceted injury prevention program. The course is designed to cover 14 chapters on injury and data analysis, education, program development, advocacy, promotion, and more!

13 Credit Hours

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EMS Workforce Study

The Georgia Trauma Foundation, the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma, and the Georgia State Office of Rural Health have partnered together on the Georgia EMS Workforce Study.

Phase 1 of the study provides details specific to the current number of licensed EMS providers who are actively working in the EMS industry in both a paid and voluntary capacity.

Phase 2 of this Workforce Study is designed to survey the remaining Georgia medics who maintain licensure but are not currently listed on an EMS agency roster. The primary goal of the survey is to determine the status of these medics, gauge interest in returning to the EMS workforce, and seek suggestions for improvements in the industry.

Phase 1 Results.

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Stop the Bleed

In 2017, Georgia launched the nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign, that puts knowledge gained by first responders and our military into the hands of the public to help save lives by stopping uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.

Learn more about Stop the Bleed Georgia.

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Georgia Trauma Symposium

The Georgia Trauma Symposium will address the latest advances and topics in trauma, critical care and emergency medicine, while emphasizing the importance of quality patient care. Speakers will include national and regional experts. This educational opportunity offers continuing education credits and networking opportunities for professional healthcare providers who contribute to the interdisciplinary care of the injured patient.

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Day of Trauma and M. Gage Oschner Resident Paper Competition

The Day of Trauma consists of a keynote speaker, a special case presentation, and joint and breakout sessions for Trauma Medical Directors, Trauma Program Managers, and Trauma Registrars. The American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma will also present the Resident Paper Competition and awards.

View 2017 Presentations.

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Advanced Trauma Care for Nurse Provider Course (ATCN)

The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurse Provider Course (ATCN) is taught concurrently with approved Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Courses. Benefits of the ATCN Course include an educational, team building, collaborative, synchronized approach to trauma care as trauma nurses share didactic lectures with the physician attendee of the ATLS Course.

18.5 Credit Hours

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week – First week of Fall

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, the first week of Fall each year has been designated as Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

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Trauma Awareness Month – May

The American Trauma Society works with other trauma organizations to develop injury prevention and trauma awareness materials for use in communities. Each year, a new focus is designated which relates to injury prevention and raising trauma awareness. Previous campaign themes have included: Drunk Driving, Teen Driving, School Violence, Sports Injuries, and Safety at Home.

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Trauma Research Grant

The Georgia Trauma Foundation in partnership with the Georgia Trauma Commission and the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services will initiate a grant program to support trauma research in Georgia. The grant program will provide funding to support trauma research throughout the continuum of care which includes pre-hospital, hospital, and post-hospital care.

We encourage the trauma community to conduct new or ongoing trauma research projects through awards of up to $1 million. Research should focus on expanding knowledge gaps and treatment options for the trauma patient.  This may include research in basic science, clinical, injury prevention or rehabilitation categories.  Basic science should have a direct correlation to patient care with translation from lab to the clinical arena within a relatively short time frame.  We are hopeful that the research will allow for meaningful change in the way trauma care is delivered in the state of Georgia.

Grant Eligibility: All participants within Georgia Trauma System at any point of the care continuum.

Application Period: August 16, 2018 – November 30, 2018

Previous Grant Awardees:


  • Survey of Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Exam in Pediatric Trauma, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Katherine Baxter, MD, MS


  • Prospective assessment of CT versus contrast enhanced ultrasound for the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma in children, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Amina M. Bhatia, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS and  Sarah S. Milla, MD, FAAP


  • Using The Trauma Specific Frailty Index to Determine Level of Care for Geriatric Patients with Orthopedic Injuries, Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital, Rondi Gelbard, MD



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