This 16 hour course is designed for EMT’s and paramedics who must initially evaluate and stabilize trauma patients. It is a national recognized course. The primary objectives of the course are to teach you the correct sequence of evaluation of the trauma patient, techniques of resuscitation, and packaging of the patient. It also stresses those conditions that cannot be stabilized in the field and thus require rapid transport. This course consists of lectures, practical skill stations, and testing (both written and practical). Some of the topics covered in the lectures include Assessment & Initial Management of the Trauma Patient, Airway Management, Shock evaluation and Management, Head, Neck, Chest , Abdominal and Extremity Trauma. Also covered are the topics on Trauma in Children, Trauma in the Elderly, Trauma in Pregnancy.
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