Advanced Trauma Nursing Course ATNC Reverification
This revision one-day course has been specially developed to allow you to reverify your ATNC provider status.
It is designed as a straightforward and cost-effective way to reverify and is offered as an alternative to re-taking the full three-day ATNC.
Your ATNC provider status lapses four years after taking the ATNC course and has to be reverified within six months of its lapse date.
The format of this course includes interactive discussions, scenario based skills stations, initial assessment (moulage) scenarios and an interactive e-learning tool which will enhance your learning experience.
- 1 days
This course is open to ATNC providers who work in trauma teams and who have taken the ATNC within the last four and a half years.
You must be a registered nurse or a health care professional from other groups (e.g. Paramedics and Operating Department Practitioners).
These professionals must have current registration with the Healthcare Professionals Council (HCPC) and be working as part of a hospital-based trauma team on a regular basis, with responsibilities for the ongoing care of the patient as part of the trauma call. These professionals need to be aware and accept that the ATNC curriculum will not be adapted from its core focus on training nurses to care for the seriously injured patient and their family.
Non-nurses are not able to become ATNC instructors at this time.
Reverification of your ATNC provider status must happen no later than six months after your status lapses (which happens four years after you take the course).
If you wait any longer than six months, you will need to re-take the full three-day ATNC to reverify your status.
- Understand the local Trauma Network system and the centralisation of trauma services
- Understand and apply the criteria for activation of the trauma team with respect to: - Physiological signs - Injuries sustained - Mechanism - Special circumstances
- Be able to discuss and apply local guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) e.g. Secondary Transfer and Bypass criteria
- Be aware of National guidance and standards, e.g. NICE (2016) Trauma Guidelines and be able to apply them
- Have knowledge, skills and attitude associated with the preparation and reception of a trauma patient
- Demonstrate the knowledge and competence to assess and manage a trauma patient using primary and secondary assessment principles including management of
- Airway and restriction of C-Spine motion
- Breathing and ventilation
- Circulation and haemorrhage control
- Exposure and temperature control
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skill and attitude in the assessment and management of pain
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skill and attitude in the assessment and management of patients in special circumstances, including
- Older patient
- Child and young patient
- Bariatric patient
- Pregnant patient
- Confused, agitated and aggressive patient
- Patients with communication difficulties
- Demonstrate knowledge, skill and attitude in the care of the dying patient and their family, and the facilitation of tissue and organ donation
- Demonstrate knowledge, skill and attitude to support and relieve psychological stress in trauma patients, their families/friends and staff
- Demonstrate knowledge, skill and attitude to be an effective trauma team member
- Demonstrate knowledge of legal, ethical and professional issues that influence the care of the trauma patient.
Mandatory, pre-course learning
Before the course, you will be required to complete the ATLS® pre-course e-learning consisting of an overview chapter, 13 modules and quizzes, pre and post module MCQs and it takes approximately 1-2 hrs to complete each module. Participants will also need to complete a pre-course ATNC MCQ to prepare them for the style of the examination that will be used to test knowledge at the end of the course. Full completion of the pre-course learning / MCQs is a mandatory requirement to attend the course. Participants who have not completed the e-learning in full by 7am the day before the course will not be allowed to participate in the course and will forfeit their course fee.
Course participants will receive access to the ATNC pre-course e-learning resources on the RCS Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) via a notification with log in details six weeks before the course at the latest.
Course participants are also required to read the ATNC and ATLS® course manuals in full to prepare for the assessments on the course.
Face to face day
Participants work in small groups. Unfolding scenarios are used to structure the learning, so that participants can apply their knowledge from the pre-course learning in clinical simulations.
Continuous and end point assessments are used on the course. There are interactive sessions and clinical scenario stations and your performance of practical skills and contribution to discussions which test participants’ core knowledge will be assessed throughout these sessions.
The participant’s theoretical knowledge is tested using a Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) consisting of 40 questions, which has a pass mark of 80%. If you are unsuccessful on the course you can take a resit within three months of the course. You will not be given your answer sheet or told which questions you answered incorrectly. Reading the ATNC and ATLS® manuals prior to the course is the best preparation for the MCQs - there are no lectures in the face to face component of the course; you must arrive with a high level of clinical knowledge.
Participants must also be able to perform an assessment of the simulated trauma patient, using principles learned on the course. They will need to be able to identify key life-threatening problems, initiate appropriate management and ensure that no further harm comes to the patient within their scope of practice. If you are unsuccessful in your first attempt on the course you will be given the opportunity to repeat the moulage assessment on the course using a different scenario. If unsuccessful, at the course director’s discretion, you might be given a final resit on another course.
If you have not met the minimum standard to pass the course you will not be given the opportunity to re-sit failed sessions and you will have to successfully complete another provider course to gain ATNC provider status.
The ATNC day consists of the following sessions:
- Assessment and management of the injured patient
- Scenario stations
- Moulage testing
- MCQ test
- Application of ATNC principles applied to the work environment
How to become an ATNC Instructor
While participating in an ATNC, you may be nominated as having Instructor Potential (IP).
Faculty are looking for participants who demonstrate excellent core knowledge, a commitment to the ATNC principles and the skills and attitude necessary for the role of an ATNC instructor.
If you have been nominated as an ATNC IP, you will need to attend a joint ATNC/ATLS® Instructor course.
Becoming an ATNC instructor is a fulfilling way to further your professional development while sharing your trauma management knowledge with motivated course participants and colleagues.
‘Please note that the deadline for late bookings is two weeks before the course. Within two weeks of the course date centres are not able to accept bookings due to extensive pre-course e-learning.
Royal College Of Surgeons Courses
Here is an overview of the programmeProgramme.pdf
Full price: £419.00
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LONDON, United Kingdom
Location:Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields
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