ETM: The first Emergency-focused Trauma Course
Launched in November 2013, the ETM Course brings a fresh approach to the teaching of trauma management in the Emergency Department. The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of Australasian Emergency Medicine practitioners.
Who is the course for?
ETM Course is targeted at Australian and New Zealand Senior Emergency Registrars and Consultants, however a wide range of specialities have attended and are welcome at the course, including:
- Rural GP’s
- Anaesthetic trainees
- ICU trainees
- Surgical trainees
- Trauma Registrars (adult and paediatric)
CPD and PDP
- ACEM: Accredited for 21.5 CPD points with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
- CICM: Accredited for CPD with the College of Intensive Care Medicine (click here for details).
- ACRRM: Accredited for PDP with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (click here for details).
- RACGP: Accredited for 40 Category 1 CPD points with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (click here for details).
- ANZCA: Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may now claim ETM Course as a Major Haemorrhage emergency response activity in their CPD portfolio. ANZCA fellows may also claim time spent under the Knowledge and skills Short format learning activity at 2 credits per hour – up to 42 credits. (click here for details).
Features of the 3-day face-to-face course
- Course sessions include:
- Skills Workshops
- Small group interactive sessions
- Minimal lecture content
- Expert instructors with first hand Emergency Department trauma experience
This course will set a new standard for medical short courses, and will be the definitive trauma course for Emergency Registrars, FACEMs, Rural GP’s as well as Intensive Care, Anaesthetic and Surgical trainees.
Incorporating feedback from our Trauma Education Needs Survey conducted mid-2012, modern instructional design techniques and online learning methods we have developed new and innovative teaching and learning modalities, including:
- Course manual (available in online format only), which allows us to incorporate:
- Digital image galleries
- Links online references and FOAMed resources
- Social Media/Web 2.0 Interactivity
- A strong emphasis on practical skill acquisition, so candidates are taught “how we really manage trauma in the ED”
- A focus on simulation/scenarios, interactive small group sessions and hands-on workshops, with minimal lecture content
- Inclusion of modern ED-centric information, including:
- Preparing your resus room and ED for a major trauma patient
- Trauma reception and resuscitation
- Damage Control Resuscitation
- CRM and RRM (Resuscitation Room Management) skills
- Special Trauma Patient Groups: Paediatric, Obstetric, Geriatric, Bariatric (covered in course manual)
- Special Body Areas: Traumatic Brain Injury, Face and neck, Spine, Thoracic, Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma, Extremity Trauma
- Trauma Radiology
- ED Trauma Procedures: vascular access, surgical airway, traction splinting, pelvic binder and more
- Medico-legal aspects of trauma
- Interpretation of FAST & e-FAST
- (NB: there is NO formal ultrasound training undertaken on the course)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE ETM COURSE MANUAL:
THE COURSE MANUAL IS CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE IN ONLINE, WEBSITE FORMAT.
THERE IS NO OFFLINE, PRINT OR HARD COPY VERSION. IF YOU WORK IN A REMOTE AREA WITHOUT A SUITABLE INTERNET CONNECTION TO ACCESS THE MANUAL, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE LACK OF A PRINTED MANUAL.
DOWNLOADING OR PRINTING MANUAL
Due to the rapidly changing nature of trauma science, ETM does not provide print copies of the ETM Course Manual as we are constantly updating the content. There are also many videos in the online manual that are highly useful for course participants which cannot be viewed in a pdf or print version. However we accept that some learners prefer printed material to read from.
There is no way to download an entire website in a single click, however you will find the following options to download specific pages or chapters that you may wish to read offline.
NB: if your browser downloads a file with the extension .pdf.txt (for example: advanced-airway-management.pdf.txt) simply delete the .txt from the filename and save as .pdf
2) PRINT PAGE – click on the Print button (at the bottom of each page) to either print, or select “Save as PDF” in your print dialogue box to save a pdf version.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOWNLOADED/PRINTED COPIES OF THE MANUAL ARE EFFECTIVELY OUT OF DATE AS SOON AS THEY ARE DOWNLOADED/PRINTED. ETM ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO MAKE CLINICAL DECISIONS OR WHO FAIL COURSE ASSESSMENTS BASED ON PRINTED OR DOWNLOADED VERSIONS OF THE MANUAL. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTICIPANT/USER TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE ONLINE (MOST UP TO DATE) VERSION OF THE MANUAL PRIOR TO COURSE PARTICIPATION/ASSESSMENT.
Our course manual includes sections written and edited by the following expert authors:
NO LIVE ANIMALS OR ANIMAL PRODUCTS ARE USED ON THIS COURSE
We also support the James Macready-Bryan Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that provides financial support for care and rehabilitation and a public voice for young sufferers of acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families.
The initial courses will be catered by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, an independent and non-federal government funded human rights organisation that assists some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.