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Professional Development for the Trauma Program Manager

ATS Trauma Program Manager Course



The ATS Trauma Program Manager Course (TPMC), designed by expert Trauma Program Managers throughout the country, is a two-day, interactive course providing Trauma Program Managers, members of the trauma program, and those interested in joining the field with the core concepts of building a comprehensive trauma program.


This course is recognized throughout the trauma community as the premier course for learning the role and importance of the Trauma Program Manager as well as the role of other essential members of a trauma program. Each course is taught by seasoned Trauma Program Managers who bring years of experience and expertise to the program’s success.


The TPMC is offered multiple times a year in varying locations across the country. If you or your organization is interested in hosting a course at your facility, please contact the ATS Education Department at

The course covers key concepts of a trauma program, including:
  1. Essential components of a trauma system 
  2. Leadership roles critical to the success of a Trauma Program 
  3. Key components of the Trauma Program Manager role 
  4. Important elements of a successful Performance Improvement Patient Safety Program 
  5. Planning and preparation for trauma center verification/designation 
  6. Best practice recommendations for trauma outreach and education 
  7. Implementing a dynamic trauma registry 
  8. Important elements of the trauma budget 
  9. Design process, tools, and data that will influence optimal reporting in accordance with accepted standards within the industry
  10. Key psychological and socio-economic challenges common in trauma patients
The comprehensive course agenda covers the following:
  1. Evolution of the Trauma System
  2. Trauma Program Manager Roles & Responsibilities
  3. Strategic Planning & Marketing
  4. Trauma Registry
  5. Inter-facility transfer
  6. Program Challenges (with Breakout Sessions)
  7. Going Beyond Resuscitation
  8. Development of Performance Improvement Patient Safety Program
  9. FOCUS PDCA (with Breakout Sessions)
  10. Trauma Finance
  11. Injury Prevention
  12. Verification/Designation
  13. Elements of a Successful Program (Putting it all together)
  14. Tools for Success (with Panel Discussion)


Registration and Course Location Information:

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Additional Course Information:

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