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News, Events, Professional Development

News and training opportunities from Trauma Service BC.
B.C. Physical Trauma Survivors’ Day – Kim's Story

(October 17, 2023) Physical Trauma Survivors Day, marked in B.C. each October 17, raises awareness of prevention, treatment and recovery from traumatic physical injuries. For 2023, Kim Ferraro shares her experience. You can also read Sandy's story from 2022.
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Be water smart: Drowning is preventable
(July 20, 2022) Over 70 British Columbians die in preventable water-related incidents each year. July 17-23 is National Drowning Prevention Week, which aims to bring awareness and education to prevent drowning. 

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Events & Professional Development:

Training opportunities
Current training opportunities are listed below.

Provides the skills and knowledge to treat life-threatening injuries. Designed for doctors who care for injured patients.

Provider courses are also offered at Vancouver Coastal Health, Interior Health and Fraser Health. Find out more on this page.

The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a one-and-a-half day course designed to improve trauma patient outcomes by providing nurses with foundational trauma knowledge, skills, and a systematic Trauma Nursing Process to guide trauma patient care.
Course offered include:

‎Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care Canada (EPICC) Trauma - 2024 Courses

  • North Island Hospital Comox Valley (Courtenay): Foundations (March 27-28), Trauma (April 2)
  • Kootenay Lake Hospital: Foundations (April 29 & 30), Trauma course (May 1) 
  • Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria): Foundations (May 9), Trauma (May 17)
  • Cowichan District Hospital (Duncan): Pediatrics (May 13, 14)

View more upcoming courses for 2024 on the EPICC Learning website.

The Specialist Trauma Advisory Network (STAN), in collaboration with medical imagers/imaging departments and trauma clinicians developed clinical practice guidelines to support clinicians when caring for the major trauma patient. The goal of this learning module is to ensure that clinicians have the right imaging for the right trauma patient at the right time.

An introductory session on how to understand and apply trauma team activation criteria in the emergency setting for a major trauma patient.


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VGH Trauma Rounds

Join VGH every Tuesday at noon for VGH Trauma Rounds (via Zoom).

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