ATCN | Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses
The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course is taught concurrently with the Advanced Trauma Life support (ATLS) for physicians. This program has been endorsed by the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, MD Chapter. Benefits of ATCN include an educational, collaborative, synchronized team approach to trauma care with the participants of the concurrently taught ATLS course.
ATCN was developed to teach established standards of trauma care and practical, life-saving skills. The course is designed for experienced nurses working in the prehospital setting, emergency department, critical care unit, and operating room who wish to increase their knowledge and practical skills in managing critically injured trauma patients.
- Demonstrate concepts and principles of primary and secondary patient assessment;
- Establish management priorities in a trauma situation;
- Demonstrate management priorities necessary when dealing with the trauma patient.
The course includes didactic presentations on initial assessment, airway management, abdominal trauma, thoracic trauma, shock, head and spinal cord trauma, burns, extremity trauma, pediatric trauma, trauma in pregnancy, and stabilization and transportation.
The ATCN skill stations are as follows: Initial Assessment & Management (Practice & Testing), Airway Management, Hemorrhagic Shock, Pediatric Trauma, Head Trauma, Spine& Extremity Immobilization, ATCN Pretest Review, ATCN Triage Scenario Discussion.
The Society of Trauma Nurses is the national oversight organization for ATCN. The ATCN program verifies successful completion of the ATCN course and provides continuing education credit for completion of a course. STN does not certify or credential nurses. To learn more about ATCN or STN, visit the STN home page at: www.traumanurses.org
Registration forms with payment are accepted on a fist-come basis. A position will not be held awaiting payment. Participants may contact the Course Coordinator, 410-328-6708 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm registration receipt. Incomplete information or incorrect payment will be returned and subject to delaying enrollment confirmation. Course dates are subject to cancellation/change, at which time, notification will be given as soon as possible.
Cancellation Policy: All refunds will be subject to a $75.00 administrative fee. Participants must submit a written request for cancellation on or before the 15th day prior to the course date. No refunds will be given within 15 days of the course date.
Continuing Education: The Society of Trauma Nurses is a licensed continuing education provider in the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider No. CEP 11062. This course has been approved for 19.0 credit hrs.
Parking: Assigned parking is located at the Penn Street Garage or Baltimore Grand Garage at a cost of approximately $15.00 per day. Directions to parking garages will be sent with course materials.
Additional Information Contact for ATCN – Maryland:
ATCN Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-328-6708, Fax: 410-328-3665
Claudia Handley, ATCN Course Director
Stephanie Kennedy, Lt Col, USAF, NC
Phone: 410-328-2133, Fax: 410-328-7715
For Additional 2011 ATCN Class Information, contact:
The Society of Trauma Nurses
1020 Monarch Street, Suite 300B
Lexington, KY 40513
Click on “Education” then “ATCN”