Arkansas Trauma Society
In Conjunction with the American College of Surgeons – Arkansas Chapter
Providing Quality Trauma Education
Since its founding in 1913, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has established a history of advocating for quality patient care and excellence in education programs. The ACS-Arkansas Chapter and the Arkansas Trauma Society have provided trauma education for Arkansas providers since the late 1970’s, including ATLS, RTTDC, and other courses. Our organization is now once-again offering quality trauma education for all providers in Arkansas. We will also be offering other trauma courses in the fall and winter, and will host the Annual Arkansas Trauma Update in the Spring.
Our goal is to deliver the best trauma education, including the latest information on care of the trauma patient, so that those physicians, nurses, and EMS providers taking our courses can be assured of the best possible education. All of our courses will be taught by surgeons, nurses, and other providers who are active participants in the Arkansas trauma system, are proven instructors, and have kept up to date with the latest information. We also aim to provide these courses at competitive prices , and in locations that will provide convenience for providers around the state, while still providing the essential number and quality of instructors needed for quality education.
Who can take ATLS?
Under new ACS policies to expand who can take the course, Licensed Physicians (MD and DO), Licensed Nurse Practitioners (APN, CRNA, etc.), and Licensed Physician Assistants (PA) can all take ATLS for CME / CEU credit and an ATLS provider card. All others can audit the course (attend all lectures, receive a textbook, and observe the skills stations).
October 24-25, 2020 – Little Rock, AR; UAMS
November 21-22, 2020 – Little Rock, AR; UAMS
December 12-13, 2020 – Little Rock, AR; UAMS
Check out the link below to see the ATLS Courses offered on the American College of Surgeons Website:
The Emergency Nurses Association developed the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) to establish a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge and to improve the care of all trauma patients. This course combines interactive learning with scenario-based assessments to give nurses a comprehensive learning experience. The TNCC Seventh Edition contains evidence-based content developed by trauma experts to reinforce and supplement the lectures and skill stations. The core knowledge in the TNCC® Provider Course is essential for nursing personnel working in any level trauma center.
The Provider Course is taught in 16 hours over a two day format and presents an organized approach for nursing evaluation and management of seriously injured trauma patients with hands-on skills sessions in simulated trauma settings.
December 11-12, 2020 – Batesville, AR
January 15-16, 2021 – Searcy, AR
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, and paramedics in caring for patients in the Arkansas Trauma System. The Trauma System has multiple components that fit together to help patients and their care givers reduce death and disability from trauma. This course aims to teach modern treatment concepts to trauma patients in their hospital. Participants will also be taught how to rapidly assess and determine which patients need prompt transfer to a higher level of trauma center, using all of the elements of the Trauma System to treat and safely transport those patients. The course will feature small group lectures by trauma experts with hands-on trauma patient scenarios using the techniques and information gained in the lectures.
A-TEAM is designed for Level III and Level IV Trauma Centers in the Arkansas Trauma System.
8.5 CME credits offered
Cost per student is $400.00.
The course is a one-day class and is open to 16 students per course and is limited to 5 students per hospital
December 12, 2020 – Little Rock, AR