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New In-Person TPATC Course Locations!

Sunday, February 10, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nikole Good
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ASTNA has made the in-person TPATC now easier to fit into your busy schedule. It was once a 3 day course but now fits nicely into 2 days of jam-packed interaction, skills and group discussions and scenarios! Check out the new course agenda listed below. Complete all lectures and written exam online prior to attending the two days of interaction and hands-on skills and practical testing.


This course now offers 26.5 CE!



Check out the dates for 2019 courses coming up! AND sign up to run/walk the 5k in Albuquerque (or just sign up to sleep in for the cause!)


TPATC Provider Course in Durham, NC-February 22 and 23, 2019

TPATC Provider Course in Kansas City, MO-March 9 and 10, 2019

Running with an Angel 5k @ CCTMC in Albuquerque, NM

TPATC Provider Course in Lincoln, NE-May 11 and 12, 2019

TPATC Provider Course in Kansas City, MO-November 9 and 10, 2019






Registration Fees:

ASTNA/IAFP Member: $495.00

Affiliate (AARC, AMPA): $575.00

Non-Member: $650.00

Audit: $250.00


Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC) is a two day educational experience focused on care of the trauma patient during initial resuscitation and transport. Employing didactic and practical methods of learning will allow you to: 

  • Describe the professional responsibilities associated with patient transport.
  • Identify the importance of early recognition of high risk trauma patients.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for the assessment and management of the multiple trauma victim in the field and interfacility settings.
  • List management priorities in care of the multiple trauma victim.

NOTE: TPATC does not certify any person to perform skills or procedures taught in the course. Verification will be valid for four years*.


What Topics Are For Me, the Transport Professional?

The didactic portion of the course (completed online prior course attendance) is designed to enhance cognitive knowledge of the pathophysiology, assessment and management of trauma.

Course topics include but are not limited to:

  • Transport Physiology
  • Safety
  • General Principles of Trauma
  • Neurologic Trauma
  • Shock
  • Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal and Soft-Tissue Trauma
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Legal Aspects of Transport
  • Burns
  • Airway and Mechanical Ventilation
  • Review of Imaging Studies
  • Chest x-ray interpretation scenarios


What Are the Teaching Methods?

This is a hybrid course. All TPATC didactic lectures must be completed online prior to attendance in the course. Proof of completion is required upon course check-in.

The practical portion of the course includes skills stations on invasive procedures, airway management, scenarios and patient assessments. In addition, the course includes various review sessions, safety scenarios and a practical and written exam. All content is taught by qualified, trained transport professional instructors.


DISCLAIMER: TPATC is a two day advanced trauma professional course open to all transport personnel providing direct patient care during transport by ground or air. A minimum of six months transport experience is recommended prior to enrolling in a TPATC.  Successful achievement of TPATC provider status requires preparation and study as well as documented completion of the Online TPATC lectures.  ASTNA is committed to providing these materials no later than 30 days prior to the course.  Those students enrolling in TPATC less than 6 weeks in advance may not receive course materials in time to adequately prepare.  All course participants receive continuing education contact hours.


*There is a six month grace period from the time your provider status expires before you need to re-verify. Reverification can be done through the Online TPATC or through the 2 day TPATC.




TPATC Course Agenda


Prior to the Course you will receive the TPATC Study Guide and access to the Online TPATC Lectures. All lectures must be completed prior to arriving to the course on the first day. A proof of completion certificate is required.


Day 1


Registration-Submission of Required Completion Certificate of Online Didactic Lectures

Welcome/Introductions/Course Overview

Jeopardy Review Part 1


Airway Management Skills


Jeopardy Review Part 2


Invasive Skills

Safety Scenarios

Questions/Plan for Day 2


Day 2


Jeopardy Review Part 3


Current Concepts




Written and Practical Evaluations





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Executive Director


Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association

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Aurora, CO 80012
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