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Professional Trauma Education

Trauma Symposium

Bryan Health, in collaboration with the Bryan Trauma Center, host an all-day Annual Trauma Symposium in the fall. The Symposium hosts guest speakers who are nationally recognized for their specialty in trauma services. Attendees have a mix of lecture and interactive breakout sessions where they are given the opportunity to enhance their skills. The Symposium is well attended by providers, hospital professionals and other healthcare professionals.

If you would like more information on the Trauma Symposium, please contact the Bryan Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator at or 402-481-4178.

Trauma on the Road

Develop or enhance your hospital's "trauma team" approach.

As requested by hospital representatives, the Bryan Trauma Program will develop "trauma team" education for ED personnel, nurses, physicians, EMTs/paramedics and other hospital staff members. Education topics include Advanced Trauma Life Support resuscitation principles, EMS notification, hospital activation and team member roles.

To arrange this program for your squad, please contact the Bryan Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator at or 402-481-4178.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The Trauma Center helped pioneer the international Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program.

The ATLS course is the leading educational program used to train physicians in the key concepts of assessing and stabilizing critically injured patients. Dr. Collicott and Dr. Styner led a committee of Lincoln physicians who developed the ATLS course, which was adopted by the American College of Surgeons in 1979 as a trauma educational program for physicians. The course is taught internationally and continues to expand around the world.

For more information, please contact the Bryan Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator at or 402-481-4178.

Mock Trauma

Mock Trauma utilizes state-of-the-art simulators to enhance participant learning through hands-on trauma care scenarios based on real-life trauma patients.

Participants are offered the opportunity to care for a simulated critically injured patients as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a non-threatening environment. Debriefing after each scenario focuses on shared experiences, obstacles to change, and strategies for success.

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) is an advanced course designed for the registered nurse interested in increasing his/her knowledge in management of he multiple trauma patient.

The ATCN course is taught concurrently with ATLS. The ATCN program has been operational for over 15 years and has an excellent record of offering a superb trauma educational program, and maintaining a positive collaboration with the ACS Committee on Trauma State Chapters. The ATCN program is currently being offered in numerous states as well as internationally.

Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)

Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) was created to help rural hospitals develop their trauma teams. The course will improve the quality of care in rural communities by developing a timely, organized and rational response to caring for trauma patients and a team approach that addresses the common problems when initially assessing and stabilizing those injured.

Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is the world’s premier pre-hospital trauma education developed in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons. This education promotes critical thinking in addressing multi-system trauma, and presents the latest evidence-based treatment practices.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) provides nurses with core-level trauma knowledge and skills, and presents a systematic, standardized approach to trauma nursing care.


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