The Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) Course teaches well-established treatment methods and approaches trauma care in a systematic manner, presenting to the nurse a concise method of establishing assessment and management priorities in the care of the trauma patient.
On March 1, 2021, Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) launched the ATCN Hybrid Course, an alternative option to the traditional 2-day ATCN Student Course. Students choosing to take the Hybrid Option will be required to complete the full complement of online mATLS Learning Modules. After successful completion of 13 mATLS modules, the student must then complete the ATCN skills stations, skills test, and written examination in a classroom setting. In Singapore, the classroom portion of the ATCN Hybrid Course is completed in 1 day. The ATCN Hybrid Course has been approved for 19 continuing education hours (2 days protected time is recommended for self-learning).
The ATCN Course provides the participant with basic knowledge necessary to:
- Assess the patient's condition rapidly and accurately
- Resuscitate and stabilize the patient according to priority
- Determine if the patient's needs exceed a facility's capabilities
- Arrange appropriate definitive care for patients
- Ensure that optimum care is provided