Are you a GP, maybe a locum who spends time moonlighting in ED? Do you work in an area that has no dedicated trauma service – hence you may be it one day?
Or are you a trainee – a young doctor wanting to go bush or into Emergency training?
Have you done the EMST or ATLS course?
If you have answered “Yes” to any of the above questions – then I have a piece of advice for you…..
Check out the ETM Course! EMERGENCY TRAUMA MANAGEMENT
What is it? Well the mane say it really – it is a trauma course, but not another ABC course. You are a smart doctor – you know all about the ABCs and can recite the various mnemonics for trauma management – but can you “run a trauma”?
Can you control a team of fellow resusciteers and make stuff happen? Have you been trained in high-fidelity Sim with emphasis on communication and crew resource management? Are you up to date with modern imaging pathways, decision-making and life-saving procedures? Are you able to interpret trauma imaging confidently?
The traditional courses that we have all prepped and passed represent the basic standard of care that one might be able to deliver on a roadside with the usual kit. However, the ETM course goes to the ceiling – this is about the real-world management of severely injured people in the ED. Ticking the ABC boxes is not enough – you need to be able to provide first-class care in your ED.
To bring your knowledge up to this level Andy and his team have pulled al the educational strings – online learning, social media, electronic course book with greta video, even some ultrasound Mad Skillz
You can get a free peak or sign up to see the course materials. However – the best way to make yourself a trauma badass is to sign up and immerse yourself in the full experience.
So check it out. Give Andy a buzz and tell him “Casey sent you”.
DISCLAIMER: I do not receive anything from the ETM course, I do as a matter of routine insist that new Docs coming to Broome complete this course as I feel it is the best way to prepare for the reality of small hospital ED trauma care.
I have been involved in creating some of the educational content on the course and think it is pretty good!
OK – end of advertorial. Go on – check it out. Worst case you spend a rainy weekend in Melbourne and your better half gets to spend a fun time on the cafe strips 😉