Trauma Education


Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

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. These courses are for practicing physicians and Advanced Practice Providers. For more information email

Upcoming Courses

  • Student Refresher Course ½ Day February 28, 2024
  • Student Hybrid Course 1 ½ Day October 29/30, 2024


Course types

Student Hybrid Course 1 ½ Day – $800.00

This is a hybrid course which requires on-line work to be completed prior to the in-person session on the above listed dates. The length of time needed to complete the pre-requisites will vary with the individual. Anticipate needing 8-14 hours of time to complete the pre-requisite modules.

Anyone who has not completed the pre-requisites 10 days prior to the start of the in-person session will not be eligible to attend and no refunds will be issued.


Student Refresher Course ½ Day – $500.00

This is a half day refresher course for individuals who are no more than 6 months passed their expiration date. The online pre-test must be completed 1 week prior to start of the in-person course.


Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $200.00 will be deducted from all cancellations made 14 days prior to the start of the on-site course. No other refunds will be issued.

Advance Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)

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 more information, email

Stop the Bleed

Offered by: Western New York Trauma Team for Students ages 12 and older
Cost: Free

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 60-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, email


Emergency Department Staff Education

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.

EMS Education

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.

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