Trauma Program

Education & Outreach

Trauma care knowledge and skills need to be continuously updated, refined, and expanded through targeted trauma care training. ~ Region 5 EMS Regional Trauma Advisory Committee

Trauma Services at The Medical Center, Navicent Health is committed to expanding access and improving outcomes for all patients experiencing trauma. In addition to providing patient care services, Trauma Services is a source of information, expertise, and leadership in the treatment of major injury. For a detailed schedule of courses, click the link below:

Community Outreach and Education

Trauma Program - Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed

No matter how rapidly professional emergency responders arrive, a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. When a person is seriously injured, it is important to stop the blood loss as soon as possible. “Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.

Trauma Services, working in conjunction with its regional partners, has helped to train over 12,000 central Georgians in bleeding control techniques since 2015. Additionally, Trauma Services has helped to provide leadership of “Stop the Bleed” pilot programs that are now being replicated state-wide. If your organization would like to arrange a “Stop the Bleed” presentation or training event, please contact:

Provider Education

Advanced Trauma Life Support

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma to provide a course that would teach a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients. This course presents doctors and other qualified healthcare providers with knowledge and techniques that are comprehensive and easily adapted to their needs. Trauma services hosts several two-day courses as well as several one-day refresher courses (recertification) throughout the year. For further information please contact:

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) is an advanced course designed for the registered nurse to increase his/her knowledge in the management of the multiple trauma patient. It is taught concurrently with the ACS ATLS course. Trauma services host one course per year. For further information please contact:

Trauma Care After Resuscitation/Pediatric Care After Resuscitation

Unlike standardized trauma programs targeted at prehospital and emergency care providers, the Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) course was created to meet the learning needs of Inpatient trauma nurses. By partnering with trauma centers, TCAR Education Programs provides adult and pediatric inpatient nurses with a learning experience designed to meet educational goals and improve patient outcomes. Trauma Services hosts between 3–5 courses annually. For further information please contact the education coordinator:

Rural Trauma Team Development

Rural Trauma Team Development (RTTDC) courses are conducted for partnering hospitals in rural locations. Developed by the Rural Trauma Committee of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, RTTDC emphasizes a team approach to the initial assessment, resuscitation and transfer of the trauma patient in a systemized, concise manner. Courses scheduled by request. Please contact:

Additional Courses

The Medical Center, Navicent Health offers the following classes for clinicians throughout the regions to better prepare nurse caring for trauma victims:

For additional trauma education courses offered in Georgia, visit the Georgia Trauma Foundation website.

Additionally, Trauma Services has a strong, relationship with area prehospital clinicians and has been extremely active in the provision of education which addresses the needs of first responders, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. Examples of these efforts include prehospital trauma life support course, field simulations and exercises, and in-service training offerings designed to address needs identified through out performance improvement process or regional peer review.

Hospital Surge Readiness Program - Piedmont Henry Hospital
Hospital Surge Readiness Program
Piedmont Henry Hospital
Patient Handling and Decon Training - Medical Center Navicent Health
Emergency Medical Responder Course
Emergency Medical Responder Course
Patient Handling and Decon Training
Medical Center Navicent Health
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care - Central Georgia Technical College
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
Central Georgia Technical College
Emergency Medical Responder Course
Emergency Medical Responder Course
Regional Pediatric Trauma Symposium - Central Georgia Technical College
Regional Pediatric Trauma Symposium
Central Georgia Technical College