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NOTS 6th Annual Trauma Symposium


Education Overview

Continuing education in the field of trauma is an important part of ensuring excellent care and improving patient outcomes. NOTS is committed to providing education in trauma care to all healthcare providers in a cost effective manner. This includes a yearly Trauma Symposium with nationally recognized speakers, as well as sponsored education. Members of NOTS would be happy to provide continuing education to your facility. Please contact: Cheryl Hawkins, 216-778-2266 or

NOTS 2017 Symposium Presentations


October 2 & 3, 2017

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Registration Opening Soon

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

The Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS®) program can teach you a systematic, concise approach to the care of a trauma patient. ATLS was developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) and was first introduced in the US and abroad in 1980. Its courses provide you with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients. The course teaches you how to assess a patient's condition, resuscitate and stabilize him or her, and determine if his or her needs exceed a facility's capacity. It also covers how to arrange for a patient's inter-hospital transfer and assure that optimum care is provided throughout the process. If you don't treat trauma patients frequently, an ATLS course provides an easy method to remember for evaluation and treatment of a trauma victim.

Class Dates:

For More Information Please Contact:
Danielle Rossler
Trauma Program Manager
The MetroHealth System
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109

Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Provider Course is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics. This live, hands-on course is designed to provide the "how-to" of emergency care of the burn patient through the first 24-hour critical time period. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. An opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center will be provided. Testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

Class Dates:

Please contact Bridget Gill:
Outreach Burn Coordinator
MetroHealth Medical System

Metro Life Flight 32nd Annual Critical Care Symposium

April 20 & 21, 2017
Independence High School
6001 Archwood Road
Independence, OH 44131

For More Information Please Contact:
Bradley Galvan
Physician Liaison, Cleveland Metro Life Flight
The MetroHealth System

NOTS Pre-Hospital Provider Lecture Series

  • Trauma Triage and Management
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Geriatric Trauma
  • Trauma in Pregnancy
  • Burns
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Shock and Hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (coming soon)
  • Chest Trauma (coming soon)

For More Information, Please contact:
Tod Baker, Paramedic, EMSI
Northern Ohio Trauma System
EMS Coordinator
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109

NOTS Nursing Lecture Series

  • Trauma Triage
  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Burns

For More Information, Please contact:
Cheryl Hawkins
Northern Ohio Trauma System
Program Manager
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109

Stop the Bleed - Save a Life

The Northern Ohio Trauma System is supporting the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma efforts to save the lives of trauma victims. Our goal is to teach the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. The program provides a comprehensive overview of bleeding control education designed for civilians that will inform, educate and empower them to make a difference.

The Cleveland Clinic – Simulation Center

Adults benefit from experiential learning, which is why simulation training has been shown to be an effective method of teaching. Traditional teaching methods are not particularly effective in adult learning, and even less so in team-oriented training exercises. This is because it is important for adults to make sense of what they experience and observe.

The more opportunities healthcare providers have to practice scenarios, the better prepared they will be for difficult cases with real patients. One of the most effective features of simulation is the chance for hands-on practice with human manikin simulators, which not only advances knowledge, skill and attitude, but also protects real patients from unnecessary risks. Visit their website.

The MetroHealth System – Simulation Center

Building on MetroHealth's strength as a regional leader in quality, patient safety and medical education, the MetroHealth Simulation Center (MHSC) provides innovative education and training to healthcare providers, resulting in outstanding care for patients. Healthcare professionals must be able to exercise considerable judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills. They are required to achieve and maintain excellence in a variety of situations and procedures performed in every facet of clinical practice, often under stressful circumstances. The programs and courses offered through MHSC give healthcare providers from virtually every discipline the opportunity to hone their skills, translating knowledge into action to provide high-quality care that patients deserve. Visit their website.