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Trauma Survivors Network Coordinator Course
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In 2008, the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) was developed by the American Trauma Society (ATS) to help trauma centers provide the support and services patients and their families need during their recovery from serious injury. Since its inception in 2008, the TSN has welcomed over 90 TSN Sites at Hospitals and Trauma Centers around the world. The TSN has expanded to provide a deeper look into the issues that affect trauma survivors, and thus provide industry leading training to health care providers. The TSN Coordinator Course provides a standardized approach to successful implementation of a TSN Site. 


The TSN Coordinator Course is taught in a two day format that is broken down into interactive sessions which provide a comprehensive overview of TSN services and features a unique networking opportunity for existing TSN Coordinators to update or retain established services at their highest level. This introductory level course is designed to benefit the diverse professional backgrounds of each TSN Coordinator and account for the varied resources at each TSN site. This course is designed to welcome, train, and encourage collaboration between teams by incorporating both large group education for standardization of TSN program guidelines and small group breakout sessions. The smaller group sessions facilitate group mentoring and highlight the variety of effective practices. TSN Peer Visitors will share their survivor stories and reflect on how their TSN involvement supports trauma survivors and families.

Upon completion of the Trauma Survivor Network Coordinator Course, the learner will be able to:
  1. Recognize the history and overview of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) program, its relationship with the American Trauma Society, and the benefits of implementing the TSN program.

  2.  Discuss best practices for implementing both inpatient and outpatient TSN services, including a PTSD screening program.

  3. Define correlation between TSN services and evidence based research in Trauma Informed Care, Patient and Family Centered Care, Peer to Peer Support, and Acute Stress Disorder/Posttraumatic Stress Disorder within the trauma population.

  4. Identify strategies to encourage stakeholder buy-in, cultivate physician and trauma team champions, and promote and fundraise for the TSN program.

  5. Increase knowledge on best practices to recruit and train trauma survivors and family members to participate as TSN Peer Visitors; increase knowledge on incorporating student interns as part of the TSN Team.

  6. Discuss approaches that engage survivors, families, and trauma professionals in National Trauma Survivors Day, Trauma Awareness Month, and various Trauma Champion Events.

Upon completion of the Trauma Survivor Network Coordinator Course, the learner will receive:

  1. Certificate Of Course Completion

  2. Continuing Education Applications for Nurses and Social Workers have been submitted with the potential for up to 15.0 CEUs.


TSN Site Rate: $345 with TSN Code

ATS Institutional Member/Non - TSN Site Rate: $395


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