Trauma Education & Outreach
Education is essential at Bassett Medical Center. Trauma team members are required to maintain skill sets through educational opportunities offered at Bassett, including courses in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Core Trauma Nursing and Emergency Pediatric Nursing. Trauma program members also regularly participate in mandatory conferences, compose journal articles, and engage in research and lectures to ensure optimal care for injured patients.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
The Advanced Trauma Life Support course teaches a systematic, concise approach to the early care of the trauma patient. This course is vital to guiding care for the injured patient in emergency department trauma rooms. ATLS course training provides a common language that can save lives in critical situations.
Bleeding Control (B-Con) Course
The B-Con course has been developed in response to a call from the Hartford Consensus for direct training of immediate responders (lay personnel) and professional first responders in external hemorrhage control.
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
ENA developed and implemented the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) for national and international dissemination as a means of identifying a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. The TNCC (provider) is a two-day course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills. The purpose of TNCC is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing.
Bassett Medical Center holds its Second Saturday course to provide outreach to the community and support its medical edcuation needs. Each month, a subject matter expert speaks on a differnt topic related to emergency medicine. This educational opportunity supports EMS recertification requirements, but is open to anyone who is interested. It is held on the second Saturday of each month in Bassett Medical Center's Clark Auditorium. Contact Bassett's Trauma Program at 607-547-4812 for a course schedule.