Trauma Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital is a leader in trauma education.  We provide education and training to help hospitals improve trauma care for their patients.

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The ATLS student course is a 2-day continuing medical education program (CME) designed by ACS Committee on Trauma to teach physicians the standardized skills required for initial assessment and stabilization of injured patients.  BWH offers ATLS courses three times per year. 

For ATLS enrollment information, please contact Johnna Bradley, BA, at 617-732-7411.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

The purpose of TNCC is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills, and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing.  Developed by the Emergency Nursing Association (ENA), this 2-day, 16-hour course is designed to provide nurses with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills. 

For information on upcoming TNCC courses, please contact Sheila Silva, DNP, Trauma Outreach Program Manager, at 617-525-3043 or email

Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR)

TCAR is a 2-day trauma fundamentals course for nurses in the acute care, critical care, and perioperative disciplines.  Created by TCAR Education Program in 2008, TCAR provides an A-Z perspective of trauma nursing, focusing on common threads across the care continuum.  BWH is honored to be the only level I trauma center in New England that sponsors the TCAR course both onsite and in partnership with community hospitals. 

For registration and tuition information, please contact Charlene Palmer, MA, Trauma Outreach Project Manager at 617-525-8770 or email


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