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News, Events, Professional Development

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

(October 17, 2022)  B.C. Physical Trauma Survivors Day, held each October 17, raises awareness of prevention, treatment and recovery from traumatic physical injuries. For 2022, Sandy Richards shares his experience. 
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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.

  • Royal Columbian Hospital Medical Education Area
    • March 10-11, June 23-24, September 29-30, November 17-18, 2023
    • Cost: Provider Course -$1,500.00, Refresher Course - $750.00
    • (Refresher currently has valid ATLS certification within 4 years of course date)
    • More information here (PDF)
    • Register by email.
  • Provider courses are also offered at Vancouver Coastal Health, Interior Health and Fraser Health. Find out more on this page.

For Physicians, Residents, Nurses, First Responders, and Allied Health, hosted by the Fraser Health Trauma Network. This one day, in-person and/or virtual symposium will feature a wide range of clinical updates, discussion panels, and special symposia directed at health care professionals who care for patients with trauma related injuries.

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. Courses offered in 2023 are as follows:

  • Cranbrook (April 24, & 25, 2023; registration deadline March 24)
A one-day simulation based course involving the team based resuscitation of critically injured trauma patients. There will be 3 simulation scenarios, and an
airway station including surgical airway practice on animal models.

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.

Trauma Rounds

VGH Trauma Rounds

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

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