The trauma department at CHI St. Joseph Health regularly hosts continuing education classes for trauma certifications. In 2018, we will host two nationally recognized and accredited courses at CHI St. Joseph Health.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

This class will be hosted on two separate dates, April 5-6, 2018 and October 11-12, 2018. It is a 2 full day course and a requirement for multiple practitioners (trauma physicians, ER physicians, Advanced Practitioners and residents) that practice in an accredited trauma center. Participants obtain over 17 CE credits which they need to remain current and it is valid for 4 years after the date they attend. 

Fundamental Critical Care Spport (FCCS)

This class improves the quality of care and education of non-board certified staff members (CCU nurses, residents, hospitalist)  We will host that class in the summer June 14-15 , 2018.

Trauma Grand Rounds

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to explain the basics of tactical medicine, recognize the expectations of the tactical physician, and differentiate the roles of tactical officers. CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This class will be held every third Wednesday of every month, with the exception of December, from 7:00 to 8:00 A.M.

Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC)

Developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, RTTDC is based on the concept that in most situations, rural facilities can form a trauma team consisting of at least core members. RTTDC will be held on the following dates:

March 23, 2018 - Walker County EMS

June 22, 2018 - Bellville

September 14, 2018 - Walker County EMS

For more information or to register for these classes, call 979.731.6000 or email SJTraumaServices@st-joseph.org