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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the education portfolio has been put on hold until further notice.
For further information, please see below for the appropriate contact person
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Upcoming Events

Trauma Association of Canada – Meetings and Events

Ottawa Trauma Conference

Next conference date: to be determined

Contact: Continuing Professional Development group at or by phone at 613-761-4480 ext. 1 for general inquiries and requests to be part of the distribution list.


ATCN – Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

Next course dates: to be determined

Please note the spaces are limited to 16 attendees per course.

Questions about course content: please contact the Cari Poulin at
Distribution list: please contact the Trauma Office at

The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course is taught concurrently with approved Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses.

Benefits of the ATCN course include an educational, team building, collaborative and synchronized approach to trauma care as trauma nurses share didactic lectures with the physician attendees of the ATLS course.  Doctors and nurses caring for trauma patients have the opportunity to share a common language and approach to trauma care.  When the ATLS attendees break out for physician skill stations, the ATCN nurses join small group trauma nursing skill stations.

These ATCN skill stations are based on an interactive “hands-on” scenario-based approach to adult education.  ATCN students are given both the ATLS student manual and the ATCN student manual.  The ATCN course was developed in response to a need for advanced trauma education for nurses.  The ATCN course has been operational for over twenty years and is under the auspices of the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN).  STN is a professional, international nursing organization that spans the continuum of trauma care.

Upon successful completion of this program, the nurse will be able to:
1) Demonstrate concepts and principals of primary and secondary patient assessment.
2) Establish management priorities in a trauma situation.
3) Demonstrate the management priorities of the multiply traumatized patients.

ATLS – Advanced Trauma Life Support

Provider course (2.5 days) dates: on hold until further notice

Please see below an extract from the American College of Surgeons website:

“We are aware that this will result in difficulties both for the participants who planned to take Courses, as well as for the Faculty and Coordinators. For this reason, we are issuing the following guidance:

  • Instructor status will be extended for one year from the date of expiration for all ATLS Instructors whose status expires in 2020 and who have not been able to obtain the required number of teaching opportunities needed to keep their current status up to date
  • Any ATLS Provider whose course verification expires in 2020 will have the grace period extended for one year from the expiration date. The expectation is that they will take the appropriate Course in 2021 to renew their course verification”

Contact: Sonshire Figueira by e-mail.

*In order to be eligible to take the re-certification course your ATLS certification has to have been expired less than 6 months. If it has been expired more than 6 months you are required to take the full provider course.

If you wish to take the course elsewhere you can search on the other Canadian sites that offer this course.


Next course dates: to be determined

STOP THE BLEED® Courses are designed to increase the survivability of life-threatening bleeding. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, typically within 5-10 minutes.

The concept of this course can be summed up in 3 points:

  • Lifesaving training: similar to how the general public understands and performs CPR
  • The public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets
  • By providing civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved!

This complimentary course offered by the Ottawa Regional Trauma Program takes about 90 minutes to deliver and includes hands-on skills development.

The training occurs The Ottawa Hospital-Civic Campus.

STOP THE BLEED® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Defense. All rights reserved. ©DoD 2015

Distribution list: please contact the Trauma Office at

Cancellation: Due to the limited spaces, if you need to cancel your registration please send an email to as soon as possible.

TNCC – Trauma Nursing Core Course

Next course dates: Due to the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak, we have cancelled the May 8-9 course. Please stay tuned for more information as we will be re-scheduling this course.

Questions about course content: please contact the Cari Poulin at
Distribution list: please contact the Trauma Office at

The purpose of Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing. The TNCC is a 16-hour course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills to better assess and treat the pediatric or adult trauma patient. This course includes lecture and hands-on skill stations covering assessment and treatment of the severely injured patient. This certification is valid for four years and successful completion of the TNCC course includes passing a multiple-choice examination and demonstrating critical steps of the skill stations. Recommended for emergency room and intensive care unit floor nurses. Nurses in other clinical areas would benefit and should be encouraged to attend a TNCC course.

Trauma Day

Next course dates: to be determined

Distribution list: please contact the Trauma Office at

Last updated on: April 21st, 2020