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Trauma Program Management Course

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The course is offered in a two-day format, September 23 & 24, designed by seasoned leaders in Trauma Program Management throughout the country. It is an interactive course providing Trauma Program Managers/Directors/Coordinators, PI Coordinators, other members of the trauma program, and those interested in joining the field with the core concepts of building a sustainable and comprehensive trauma program. Be one of the first to experience the new cutting-edge course concepts to include:

  • Compatibility with 2022 Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient
    Module dedicated to Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication with senior management
  • Expanded toolkit resources to include editable samples of policies, job descriptions, checklists, spreadsheets, etc.
  • Compendium of web-based resources and supplemental reading list offered to improve access to faculty references
  • Integration of contemporary concepts into materials: PI Dictionaries, Just Culture, report calendars, data validation, SWOT analyses, virtual meetings and visits, and more!
  • Inclusion of revised field triage guidelines, No Surprises Act, acute and chronic stress evaluations, and helicopter shopping
  • Strategic planning and finance includes business plans, strategic plans, internal and external marketing concepts, etc.

This course is recognized throughout the trauma community as the premier course for learning the role and importance of managing a Trauma Program as well as the role of essential members of a trauma program. Each course is taught by seasoned Trauma Program experts who bring years of experience and knowledge to the trauma centers’ success.

The course covers key concepts of a trauma program, including:

    1. Essential components of a trauma system
    2. Leadership roles critical to the success of a Trauma Program
    3. Key components of the Trauma Program Manager role
    4. Important elements of a successful Performance Improvement Patient Safety Program
    5. Planning and preparation for trauma center verification/designation
    6. Best practice recommendations for trauma outreach and education
    7. Implementing a dynamic trauma registry
    8. Important elements of the trauma budget
    9. Design process, tools, and data that will influence optimal reporting in accordance with accepted standards within the industry
    10. Key psychological and socio-economic challenges common in trauma patients

Course Objectives

    1. Describe essential components of trauma programs and trauma systems
    2. Recognize the impact of psychological and socio-economic challenges within the population served
    3. List the roles and responsibilities of the trauma program manager (TPM), trauma medical director (TMD), other trauma program staff and key leadership roles
    4. Identify important elements of a successful Performance Improvement Patient Safety (PIPS) Program
    5. Discuss the planning and preparation necessary for trauma center verification and designation
    6. Describe key components, best practice and implementation for trauma outreach, education, injury prevention, registry, and trauma budget
    7. Discuss designing tools and data to influence optimal reporting in accordance with standards within the trauma industry

Prerequisite / Co-requisites

1. A Laptop or desktop computer with connection to the Internet
2. Webcam with microphone/speakers
3. High speed internet and World-Wide-Web access
4. Quiet space to join the course

The Trauma Center Association of America is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16459 for 14.0 contact hours.


Register Here – deadline for registration and payment is September 2, 2024. No late registrations will be accepted. Member cost is $175, a savings of $257. This is a member’s only course.



September 24
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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