Home Courses Advanced Trauma Management (ATM)

Course length: 3 Days
Course Cost: POA

Entry requirements
Current registration as a Medical or Dental Practitioner, Intern, Professional Nurse or Paramedic.
Successful completion of the Entry Test.

Accredited by the HPCSA for 27 CPD points

Course Programme Guideline


08h00 - Registration, Morning tea, Collection of Pre-course Ethics assignment

08h15 - Welcome and Introduction

08h45 - MCQ Pre-Test

MCQ Written Test

09h45 - Mechanisms of Motion Injuries - Scene Size-up - Triage


10h00 - Rapid Trauma Survey

Demonstration on how to

10h30 - TEA


10h45 - Initial Assessment & Management

Demonstration on how to

11h30 - Airway management

12h30 - LUNCH

13h15 - Advanced airway demonstration and practical

Simulation practice

15h15 - TEA

15h30 - Thoracic Trauma


16h15 - Demonstration and practical – NCD, ICD, X-Rays

17h15 - Thoracic simulations

Simulation practice

19h00 - Day summary



08h00 - Tea / Coffee / Review previous days content

08h15 - Shock

Simulation practice

09h30 - Venous access

Demonstration & Practical

10h30 - TEA


10h45 - Abdominal trauma

Scenario-based Practicals

1130 - DPL, Ultra sound, CT scan, FAST


12h15 - LUNCH


13h00 - Head Trauma

PPT Presentation

13h45 - Spinal Trauma (Spine X-Ray session)

PPT Presentation

14h30 - Extremity Trauma

Demonstration on how to

15h15 - TEA


15h30 - Immobilisation techniques

Simulation practice

16h30 - Case scenarios

Simulation practice

18h30 - Day summary



08h00 -Tea / Coffee / Review previous days content


08h15 - Injuries due to Heat & Cold

PPT Presentation

08h45 - Trauma in Children

PPT Presentation

09h30 - Trauma in the Elderly

Simulation practice

10h15 - TEA


10h30 - Trauma in Pregnancy

Simulation practice

11h15 - Ocular trauma

Simulation practice

12h00 - LUNCH


13h00 - Substance Abuse

PPT Presentation

13h30 - Resuscitation perspective and ethical considerations

PPT Presentation

14h30 - Transfer to Definitive Care

Interactive discussion

15h00- TEA


15h15 - Putting it all together – Skills

Practice simulations

Patient Assessment Scenarios – Practical Examinations

16h45 - Scenario based Practical Examinations
Individual rotation stations of simulated trauma
scenarios in clinical settings

Testing Stations

18h45 - Results, Questions & Comments


19h00 - Student Course evaluation


19h30 - Course Summary & Closure


Daily programme ends when all candidates satisfy the requirements, including remediation.

The Advanced Trauma Management Course is designed to give candidates the knowledge and skills to mange seriously injured patients, of all ages, and to provide them with a methodology in the initial assessment of the patient.

Each session comprises of :

  • A lecture presentation
  • A demonstration of the necessary skill
  • A scenario based practical where a candidate or two are given a simulation and are to manage the patient in a specific time, and their approach and skills are evaluated and remedied.
  • A critique session follows

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