As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the Trauma Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is committed to offering outreach, education, and training programs to the local community and health care professionals, including doctors, nurses, and emergency medical service personnel.
For the community
Injury prevention - We offer programs and lectures about injury prevention to organizations in the community, such as assisted living facilities and high schools, covering topics that include preventing falls among older adults, reducing the risk of motor vehicle accidents, bicycle safety, and more. These programs are offered at no charge.
For health care professionals
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS® ) Course - This continuing medical education (CME) two-day course is offered by BIDMC to teach physicians the standardized approaches and skills for the optimal management of trauma patients. Participants' training is enhanced by the availability of BIDMC's Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center, a state-of-the art facility offering the latest advances in medical simulation technology.
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) - This two-day course provides nurses with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for trauma nursing. Like the ATLS course for physicians described above, the resources of BIDMC's Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center provide course participants with a unique learning opportunity.
Lectures for Emergency Medical Service personnel - Offered throughout the year in various communities, we offer credit-eligible lectures about trauma management, including case reviews, for EMS personnel.
Paramedic Refresher Course - We teach the trauma section of this five-day course for paramedics.