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 Published: 28/11/2011


The Trauma Service offers regular education sessions on the assessment and management of all aspects of trauma care.

1. TRAUMA STUDY DAYS for nursing staff

The days are open to level 3 nurses. If staff wish to attend, they must check with the Charge Nurse first then call to reserve a place.

The expected outcome of this approach is to encourage and facilitate critical thinking, improved discharge planning and networking when caring for surgical patients.
The skill stations will allow hands on learning of some of the expected competencies necessary when managing complex patients (tracheostomy cares, chest drains, clinical assessment of the patient, ABGs, etc). These sessions will be open to all staff at all levels.


1200-1300hr. First Thursday each month from February.

This is a multidisciplinary meeting and we provide a light lunch. This year the presentations will be a mix of clinical and health policy topics - local and national. In the past we have extended a personal invitation to charge nurses, selected medical staff and the allied staff involved in direct care of trauma patients at Auckland Hospital. This year we will continue to extend this invitation to you, but would welcome Level 2-3 staff nurses.

The light lunch will continue to be provided and you can also bring your own lunch.

Topics cover the entire trauma picture - direct care, trauma systems, conference/ research update, prehospital care, major disaster planning.

It is held in the Neurology Room in the Fisher & Paykel Clinical Education Centre on Level 5 of the Auckland City Hospital (adjacent to the hospital Reception Desk on Level 5).  First Thursday of each month ( except March & November). A light lunch is provided at this meeting.


Trauma related courses organised for medical staff.

Emergency Management of Severe Trauma
A 2 1/2 day intensive course in the management of injury victims in the first 1-2 hours following injury.
Designed for all doctors involved in the early treatment of serious injuries in urban or rural areas, whether or not sophisticated emergency facilities are available.

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient
A 2 1/2 day course designed to advance the practical, theoretical and personal skills necessary for the care of critically ill surgical patients.
CCrISP is mandatory for Basic Surgical Trainees. It is useful for Medical Officers working and training across the range of surgical and related disciplines.

Definitive Surgical Trauma Care
A 2 day course focusing on surgical decision-making and surgical operative technique in critically ill trauma patients.
Recommended by the RACS for all surgeons involved in the management of major trauma.


Five workshops are held each year.
Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 16 people and participants must be Order of St John employees. 
The pre hospital trauma workshops are small group, interactive learning programmes designed specifically for ICO and paramedic ambulance officers.
The aim is provide better understanding of trauma by reinforcing current base knowledge and extending it by providing information as to how particular injuries are managed throughout the hospital and rehabilitation process.
Clinical specialists, expert in a particular field of injury, and supported by the trauma team, are responsible for delivering each workshop. Scenario based small syndicate discussions are used throughout.

Please call me if you have:

  • any queries
  • names of staff you would like to attend any of the sessions I have mentioned
  • a subject or presenter for a session at any of the education opportunities we offer

Rhondda Paice              Locator: 93-4156
Trauma Co-ordinator     Tel ext: 6322
Trauma Service              email: