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NEW PATC Course Dates for 2020-ADVANCE Your Knowledge in Caring for Pediatric Transport Patients!

Thursday, December 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nikole Good
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Desire to advance and challenge your current knowledge in caring for Pediatric Transport patients? Two new 2020 courses are now available!


January 25-27, 2020-Aurora, CO-Children's Hospital Colorado


February 22-24, 2020-Durham, NC-Duke Life Flight


Whether you are on a dedicated specialty neonatal and/or pediatric transport team or a critical care transport with a mixture of adult and pediatric patient transports you WILL benefit from attending the all new Pediatric Advanced Transport Course (PATC).

Register online today!

Don’t take our word for it- Hear from students from all types of transport backgrounds that have completed the course:

  • I have been working for a long time and been through a lot of courses. This has been the most effective for me. Very well done!
  • Instructors have a great knowledge base.
  • Loved the small group scenarios and hands on! Learned a lot in the class. Felt like I could become a better provider from this class!
  • Thanks for creating this class- much needed in the transport world.
  • Excellent information from the class. The small group breakouts are an excellent learning tool.
  • This course was amazing!
  • This was a great course and helped my practice immensely!
  • Phenomenal course and instructors! So relevant, such valuable information.

Pediatric Advanced Transport Course (PATC) is a three day educational experience focused on care of the critically ill and injured pediatric patient during resuscitation, stabilization 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 ill and injured pediatric patients.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary for the assessment and management of critically ill and injured pediatric patients.
  • List management priorities in the ill and injured pediatric patient.

NOTE: PATC 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 Pediatric Transport Professional?

The didactic portion of the course is designed to enhance cognitive knowledge of the pathophysiology, assessment and management of ill and injured pediatric patients.

Course topics include:

  • Transport Physiology
  • Safety
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Growth & Development
  • Pulmonary Disorders
  • Cardiac Disorders
  • Neurologic and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Shock and Sepsis
  • Accidental and Non-accidental Trauma
  • Surgical Emergencies
  • Legal Aspects of Transport and MCI Disaster
  • Burns
  • Airway and Ventilatory Management
  • GI, GU, Renal, Endocrine, Hematology Oncology Disorders
  • Transplant Considerations
  • High Risk Obstetrics and Neonatology

DISCLAIMER: PATC is a three day pediatric advanced transport professional course open to all transport personnel providing direct patient care during transport by ground or air. A minimum of six months transport of pediatric patients experience is recommended prior to enrolling in a PATC.  Successful achievement of PATC provider status requires preparation and study.  ASTNA is committed to providing these materials no later than 30 days prior to the course.  Those students enrolling in PATC less than 6 weeks in advance may not receive course materials in time to adequately prepare.  All course participants receive continuing education contact hours. Course participants will receive a complimentary copy of Pediatric Advanced Transport published by ASTNA. 



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