Course description

The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) course is taught concurrently with the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for physicians. This program is presented by the Society of Trauma Nurses in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. This course was developed to teach established standards on trauma care and practical lifesaving skills. This course is designed for the nurse working in emergency departments, intensive care units, the prehospital setting or any department related to trauma care.

This course includes didactic presentations on initial assessment, airway management, abdominal trauma, thoracic trauma, shock, head and spinal cord trauma, pediatric trauma, trauma in pregnancy, and stabilization and transportation. Coupled with the lectures are corresponding practical skills stations and moulage assessment stations which demonstrate application of didactic information.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 11062 for 17.5 contact hours.


Registration is available by selecting a class date above.

Refund policy

No refunds are provided for cancellations.


Jacqueline Burgard, R.N., M.S.N.
Professional Development Specialist