Traumatic injury remains a major cause of death and disability in all age groups. It is clear that prompt recognition of life-threatening injury and appropriate early management can significantly improve outcomes following trauma. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course provides a structure in which the participant will learn to identify injuries associated with major trauma as well as the management skills required for timely management of traumatic injury. The course format includes both didactic and practical sessions. This 2 day course is for practicing physicians and physician extenders. Please call (716) 898-3962 for more information.
This is an advanced course designed for the Registered Nurse interested in increasing his/her knowledge in the management of the multiple trauma patient. The ATCN course is taught concurrently with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. The nurse participants audit the ATLS lectures and will then separate from the physician group to participate in ATCN skill stations and testing. For additional information, please call (716) 898-3962.
The Advanced Burn Life Support Provider Course is an eight hour course for physicians, nurses, PA’s, NP’s, therapists and Advanced EMS Providers. This hands-on course is designed to provide the “how to” of emergency care of the burn patient through the critical first 24 hours. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussion. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment and stabilization of these patients will be provided as well as American Burn Association transfer criteria. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment. For additional information, please call (716) 898-3962.
Offered by: Western New York Trauma Team
A death from uncontrolled bleeding may be a death that can be prevented. Most cases of serious bleeding are due to common accidents in and around the home, at work, or from motor vehicle crashes. A victim can bleed to death much faster than trained emergency medical services (EMS) personnel can arrive to treat them. A person nearby that individual may be the ONLY one who can make the difference between life and death.
The Trauma Centers in Western New York have partnered with Emergency Medical Services and other providers to teach the public to Stop the Bleed. Stop the Bleed is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly to save lives.
The Stop the Bleed Class
During this FREE 90-minute class, students learn how to recognize serious bleeding and ways to control it such as applying direct pressure, packing wounds, and the use of a tourniquet. All students will have the hands-on opportunity to practice these skills and will be issued a course completion certificate at the end of the class.
You can help our Trauma Team save lives by scheduling your Stop the Bleed course today…
The Stop the Bleed program is available throughout the entire Western New York region, at no cost. If you or your group is interested in this FREE training course, please contact the ECMC Trauma Program at 716-898-3962.
The Trauma Program is available to present education to other area Emergency Departments on the management and transfer of trauma patients or any other trauma related topic. Please call (716) 898-5184 to request a presentation.
A trauma topic is selected annually and is offered throughout the Western New York Region for EMS providers of all levels. Members of the trauma team are also available to present trauma education for large groups. Please call (716) 898-5184 to request a presentation.