ATS Kicks Off Inaugural Injury Prevention Course
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Today, the ATS launched the inaugural Injury Prevention Coordinators Course, premiering at the STN Annual Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Over 40 attendees, from as far away as Hong Kong, joined the ATS for a 2-day comprehensive educational opportunity focused on establishing and expanding in-hospital injury prevention programs.
Throughout the United States, unintentional injury continues to be a leading cause of death and disability for all age groups. Hundreds of thousands of individuals are affected by injury or injury-related deaths each year. Evidence shows that effective prevention programs and strategies work to reduce these statistics. As such, this course was designed to cover 12 chapters on injury and data analysis, education, program development, advocacy, promotion, and more.
The ATS’s new Injury Prevention Course was developed in collaboration with members of the Trauma Prevention Coalition (Including, the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma (ACSCOT), Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) and American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST).
Click here to learn more about this course or register for upcoming opportunities.
**September TBD – Las Vegas, NV (In conjunction with the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma’s Annual Conference) **Dates to be announced soon!
**September 20th and 21st – Louisville, KY (In conjunction with the Trauma Center Association of America’s Annual Conference)
**November 7th & 8th – Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA
Others courses are being planned for 2015 and 2016. Make sure to check the ATS calendar for additional dates and details.