Ministry of Health
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.
2. TRAUMA FORUM
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
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.
3. TRAUMA TRAINING COURSES
Trauma related courses organised for medical staff.
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
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
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
4. PREHOSPITAL DAYS
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
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
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
Please call me if you have:
- any queries
- names of staff you would like to attend any of the sessions I have
- a subject or presenter for a session at any of the education opportunities
Trauma Co-ordinator Tel ext: 6322