Welcome to the Arkansas Trauma Education and Research Foundation (ATERF) website.
ATERF has developed and implemented a coordinated and comprehensive trauma education series for the state of Arkansas, providing educational products for prehospital providers, clinical nurses, trauma program management personnel, trauma teams, mid-level trauma providers, and physicians.
ATERF courses are limited to healthcare personnel licensed in Arkansas and employed by providers and facilities participating in the Arkansas trauma system.
From here you can view course descriptions, register online for courses, and read future newsletters, and information. As we evolve, grow, and learn, so will you. Please take some time to visit and register for courses and thanks for stopping by!
Important Registration Information
Course changes, textbooks/manuals, links to pretests, and CME/CEU certificates are sent to the e-mail and mailing addresses on the Registration Form in the ATERF online registration center.
Please ensure that the registrant’s personal e-mail address, home mailing address and phone number are filled out on the course registration form.
If accurate personal information is not provided on the registration form ATERF cannot guarantee that you will receive course textbooks/manuals, links to pretests, and CME/CEU certificates.
THE 2013 ARKANSAS TRAUMA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The first Arkansas Trauma Leadership Conference made its debut on August 23-24, 2013. This new and unique course, developed by ATERF, was designed to provide trauma center leaders, including trauma program medical directors, managers, coordinators and administrators, the knowledge and tools to develop and sustain operational processes to ensure a successful trauma program. Topics included trauma center financing, trauma activation fees, trauma leadership roles, peer review and performance improvement, and compensation issues.
Over 105 leaders from trauma center across Arkansas attended the two day conference at Big Cedar Lodge. The conference faculty included many local and regional trauma leaders as well as guest speakers Debra Brown from Texas and John Osborn from Minnesota. Ms. Brown is the Interim COO at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas and Mr. Osborn is the Operations Manager of General and Trauma Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Trauma Center Association of America.
The conference provided many opportunities for professional networking as well as a variety of fun activities for participants and their families. Over 180 attendees enjoyed the Chuck Wagon dinner on Friday night. Located lakeside, diners were transported in horse-drawn wagons or by boat. On Saturday, the conference concluded at noon with a fish fry on the lawn overlooking beautiful Table Rock Lake.
SAVE THE DATE!
2014 Arkansas Trauma Update:
May 2-3, 2014 – Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Little Rock
The 2014 Arkansas Trauma Update includes presentations on EMTALA and the new Arkansas Trauma Practice Guidelines for evaluation and treatment of trauma in the elderly; traumatic brain injuries in patients on anticoagulant therapy; maxillofacial trauma; and pelvic trauma.
“Rapid Fire Case Management” panel discussions featuring local and national trauma experts on adult and pediatric injuries, including head, solid organ, penetrating, burn, open vascular, and multi-system injuries are planned.
“Point/Counterpoint” presentations will provide an engaging, provocative, and entertaining debate on current controversial patient management issues.
New Courses Posted
Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET) Course:
April 4, 2014 – UAMS, Little Rock
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Courses:
April 26-27, 2014 – Sparks Regional Medical Center, Fort Smith
Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Course:
April 25, 2014 – Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville
Integrating Disaster Preparedness with Arkansas Trauma Centers and the Arkansas Trauma System:
April 11, 2014 – Mercy Hospital, Fort Smith
Rural Trauma Team (RTTDC) Development Courses:
March 12, 2014 – Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home
Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) – Provider Courses:
April 4-5, 2014 – Mercy Hospital Hot Springs, Hot Springs
Trauma Performance Improvement Course:
April 2, 2014 – Arkansas Trauma Education and Research Foundation, Little Rock