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Trauma Courses Information

Trauma Courses Information
Courses offered by the Trauma Committee of the Society of Surgeons.

These are international Courses for the American College of Surgeons and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians of the USA sponsored locally by the Society of Surgeons of Trinidad & Tobago

  • ATLS-Advanced Trauma Life Support,
  • PHTLS-Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support,
  • TRF-Trauma First Response
  • RTTDC- Rural Trauma Team Development Course
  • TEAM-Trauma Evaluation And Management

The Faculty for these courses consist of 60+ Specialist Physicians & Surgeons involved in Emergency care plus 20+ registered nurses involved in emergency care plus 5+ EMTs

ATLS-

  • For Physicans & Registered Nurses
  • 2 days .Sat & Sun,Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, held approx 3 per yr, class size 24
  • Fee Physicians $2500, Nurses $800 includes manual (nurses return manual)& meals and refreshments
  • Course consists of lectures, skill stations, animal dissection, written and patient evaluation test.
  • International Certificate valid for 4 yrs. Renewable

PHTLS

  • For EMTs, First Responders, First Aiders, Health & Safety officers and all involved in Emergency Health Care
  • Two (2) days – Sat & Sun, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, held approx 3 per yr, class size 20-24
  • Fee $2000 includes manual & meals and refreshments
  • Course consists of lectures, skill stations, written and patient evaluation test.
  • International Certificate valid for 4 yrs. Renewable

TRF

  • For EMTs, First Responders, First Aiders, Health & Safety Officers and all involved in Emergency Health Care
  • One (1) days  – Sat or Sun, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, held approx 3 per yr, class size 20-24
  • Fee $1000 includes manual & meals and refreshments
  • Course consists of lectures, skill station demonstrations, written test.
  • International Certificate valid for 4 yrs. Renewable

RTTDC

  • For Emergency Room Physicians, Emergency Nurses, and all involved in Emergency Hospital Health Care
  • One (1) days .Sat or Sun, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, held approx 3 per yr, class size 20-24
  • Fee $1000 includes manual & meals and refreshments
  • Course consists of lectures, skill stations, scenario discussions & written test.
  • International Certificate valid for 4 yrs. Renewable

TEAM

  • For Medical, Dental & Veterinary students In final year and other health professionals , held 6 per yr
  • ½ day, weekday . Eric Williams medical Sciences Complex
  • Arranged by Dept of Emergency medicine,UWI
  • Course consist of lectures and scenario discussions
  • International certificate

These are non-profit courses. Fees collected are to pay costs of site rental, manuals and postage, secretarial assistance, stationery, disposables, animals for ATLS, meals & refreshments plus fees to instructors and assistants and to update courses.

For further info call 673 2445 or email laquesahouse@gmail.com

Rasheed Adam BSc MB ChB FRCS
Program Director, Trinidad & Tobago