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.
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 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:
June 30, 2014 – NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, Jonesboro
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course:
April 24-25, 2014 – Ozark Fire Department, Ozark
Rural Trauma Team (RTTDC) Development Courses:
May 7, 2014 – Baptist Health Medical Center – Arkadelphia, Arkadelphia
Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) – Provider Courses:
April 18-19, 2014 – Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville