Simulated Trauma and Resuscitation Team Training (S.T.A.R.T.T.)


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Taking trauma team management to the next level

Thursday November 15th, 2018
Winnipeg, MB
The Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility (CLSF)
Basement level of Brodie Center

WHAT:  The Simulated Trauma and Resuscitation Team Training course takes ATLS to the next level by focusing on building and operating an effective trauma team.  This is done by using the principles of crisis resource management (CRM).

WHO: Residents or Practicing Surgeons and Emergency Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and Pre-hospital Personnel (EMS) interested in learning more about trauma and trauma teams.

WHEN: Thursday November 15th, 2018

WHERE: The Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility (CLSF). In the basement of Brodie Center


Practicing Physicians/Fellows – $800

Residents – $350

Nurses, RT’s – $200

EMS, Paramedics – $150

Includes Light breakfast and lunch and a copy of the TRAUMA TEAM DYNAMICS Ebook – (

WHY: A fun, unique learning opportunity to enhance your trauma team skills.

Participants will form teams consisting of Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and EMS who will work together to manage trauma patients through a series of high-fidelity simulation based scenarios using state of the art simulation technology including Cut Suits. Each simulation is followed by an extensive debriefing session led by experienced trauma team leaders discussing not only the medical content of the scenario but also focusing on communication, leadership skills and CRM principles. The day will conclude with a mass casualty simulation.

Previous ATLS/TNCC training is ideal though not essential.

Course Description

The CAEP STARTT course brings together emergency physicians, surgeons, nurses respiratory therapists as well as physician assistants and EMS (for certain course) to enhance their trauma team skills by learning how to effectively function as a member of a multidisciplinary trauma team.

3 Reasons why you need the CAEP STARTT course:

  1. Be trained in  a multidisciplinary team based environment to improve teamwork, leadership/followership, decision making and communication skills
  2. Learn discrete tools that you can take back to your home institution to help mitigate human error
  3. Improve patient care

This unique program is designed to emphasize:

  • effective resource utilization
  • situational awareness and problem solving
  • how to enhance completion of tasks
  • non-medical dimensions and complexities of trauma resuscitation and how and why they matter for patient outcomes

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of crisis resource management training and the rationale for trauma team member training.
  2. Describe the principles of crisis resource management including problem- solving approaches, situational awareness, limited resource utilization, leadership and communication skills.
  3. Highlight the similarities and differences between a sequential ATLS approach to trauma management versus a parallel, simultaneous approach used in level 1 trauma centre.
  4. Understand the organization of the trauma team and the roles of each of its members.
  5. Have the opportunity to demonstrate and practice these skills by acting as a trauma team member during a simulated trauma resuscitation.

Who should take this course?

The course is aimed at all trauma team members including emergency physicians, surgeons, nurses and respiratory therapists interested in enhancing trauma team skills. Previous ATLS training is ideal though not essential.


This course is accredited for 8 hours of Section 3 as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Learner Type Fees Spots Available
Physician $800 12* see note
Residents $350 12* see note
Registered Nurse $200 9
Respiratory Therapist $200 6
$150 6

NOTE: a combination of 12 physicians and residents total.


  • I think bringing allied professionals together to learn is the most effective way to teach them how to work as a true trauma team. More simulation would bring safer more rewarding experiences to RNs, RTs and residents. (Emergency Nurse)
  • A wonderful course. Well organized and enjoyed the diverse group and dynamic. I felt it was a safe learning environment and I learned a lot. (Respiratory Therapist)
  • Outstanding course – great at teaching the non-medical dimensions/complexities of trauma resuscitation and how and why they matter for patient outcomes. (Resident)
  • Excellent course. Good practice of communication skills in a trauma setting. Had a great experience. (Physician)