Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses® (ATCN®) Student Course
The ATCN® Course provides an integrated team approach to trauma care that is consistent with the standard of the ATLS® Program, in terms of course objectives, content, teaching format and assessment. The ATCN® Course, with its focus on practical and life-saving skills, was developed to teach established standards of trauma care. It is designed for nurses working in Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units, and the pre-hospital setting, who wish to increase their knowledge and practical skills in managing the multiple trauma patients.
The ATCN® Student Course is an intensive two-day course, taught concurrently with the ATLS® Student Course for Doctors.
The Course includes didactic presentations on initial assessment, airway management, abdominal trauma, thoracic trauma, shock, head and spinal cord trauma, burns extremity, trauma, paediatric trauma, trauma in pregnancy, and stabilisation and transportation. Coupled with the lectures are corresponding practical skills stations and assessment stations where the application of didactic information can be demonstrated.
Upon completion of this Program, the nurse should:
- have clear concepts and principles of primary and secondary patient assessment;
- be able to establish management priorities in a trauma situation; and
- be aware of the importance of a standardised team approach in trauma care, understand the ATLS® common language and perform properly as a team member when managing multiple trauma patients.
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong
21 Sassoon Road
Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Number of Participants
12 per course
Student Course: HK$3,000
The Course Manual will be provided to enrolled participants four weeks before the course.
No accommodation is provided.
Overseas candidates must ensure that they have obtained a valid VISA to visit Hong Kong.
25-26 August 2022, Thursday & Friday