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    #preventTRAUMA Resources

    • Preventing Injuries in Children and Teens from Motor Vehicle Crashes
    • Preventing Injuries in Adults from Motor Vehicle Crashes
    • Preventing Fall Related Injuries in Georgia
    • Preventing Intentional Injuries in Children and Teens
    • Preventing Intentional Injuries in Adults           

  • 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

    Check our calendar for dates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Check our calendar for dates.


  • 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.

    Check back for upcoming campaign and initiatives.

  • 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.

    Check back for upcoming campaign and initiatives.

  • 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



  • Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS), Live Stream

    The Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS) is a world class multi-disciplinary trauma conference that will be streamed live from six locations throughout Georgia. The format is perfect for presenting live in a conference room anywhere, making it accessible to the ENTIRE trauma team!

    Check our calendar for location and dates.

  • Bleeding Control (BCon) Course

    The Bleeding Control (BCon) course is a two-hour course teaches participants, who have little or no medical training but may be called upon to respond to and deliver trauma care and bleeding controlprior to EMS arrival, the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airwayto allow a casualty to breathe.

    Check our calendar for upcoming courses.

  • Digital Innovation (DI) Report Writer Training

    Digital Innovation (DI) offers a variety of training topics for each of its registry software products, including free web-based modules for report writers.

    Check our calendar for upcoming courses.

  • Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course (TOPIC)

    The Society of Trauma Nurses has developed the “Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course” (TOPIC), a one day interactive course, customized to best meet the needs of the individual trauma care provider participants who have varying levels of experience with trauma performance improvement.

    8.25 Credit Hours

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  • Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Coder Training

    The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Coder Training provides a brief history of injury scaling methods: the Abbreviated Injury Scale, uses; coding rules and conventions; methods for assessing the multiply injury patient. The course, which includes a total of 14 hours of classroom work, is divided into lectures and work sessions in which actual hospital charts are used for coding exercises.

    14.41 Credit Hours

    Check our calendar for upcoming courses.

  • Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)

    The Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) one-day course emphasizes a team approachto the initial evaluation and resuscitation of the trauma patient at a rural facility. With more than 60 percent of the country’s trauma deaths occurring in rural areas, the course assists health care professionals in determining the need to transfer the patient to a higher level of care.

    8.25 Credit Hours

    Check our calendar for upcoming courses.

  • Trauma Care after Resuscitation (TCAR)

    The two-day Trauma Care after Resuscitation (TCAR) course provides acute care, critical care, perioperative, and rehabilitation nurses the foundational, evidence-based information and critical thinking skills necessary to address the needs of the hospitalized trauma patient.

    14 Credit Hours

    Check our calendar for upcoming courses.

  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

    The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) is a comprehensive two-day course that provides core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency care setting.

    15.58 Credit Hours

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  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

    The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a comprehensive two-day course designed for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide. The TNCC empowers nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

    17.65 Credit Hours

    Check our calendar for upcoming courses.