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NOTS 8th 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: Tod Baker; or 440-592-1412

11th Annual Trauma Symposium

November 9th, 2021

FREE Virtual Event



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.

For first time ATLS certification (you need to take the two-day full course)
If you are already certified then you can take the ½ day re-certification course)

MetroHealth Class Dates:

May 1, 2020 (Completed)

September 3 & 4, 2020 (Full)

December 3 & 4, 2020 (Hybrid course, online plus 1 1/2 days in person)

For More Information Please Contact:
Andrea Rinker
Trauma Program Manager, MetroHealth Parma
The MetroHealth System

Akron General:

April 16th and 17th, 2020

April 17th (recertification class)

For More Information Please Contact:
Robin Valatka

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

University Cleveland Medical Center
Rainbow Babies and Children's

May 3rd and 4th

July 26th and 27th (UHCMC Rainbow Babies and Children's Employees Only)

August 16th and 17th (Instructor Course Only)

September 27th and 28th

November 1st and 2nd

December 6th and 7th

For More Information Please Contact:

Pediatric Care After Resuscitation (PCAR)

October 4th and 5th 2019

From 8am-4:40pm


Location: UH Cleveland Medical Center



Lynn Horton Pediatric Trauma Program Manager


Advanced Surgical Skills For Exposure In Trauma (ASSET™)

The Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET™) Course uses human cadavers to teach surgical exposure of anatomic structures that, when injured, may pose a threat to life or limb. The one-day course provides an overview of surgical exposures in key areas: neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, and upper and lower extremities. Each section begins with a short case-based overview, followed by a hands-on exposure performed by students under the guidance of faculty.

The intended audience includes mid-level and senior surgical residents, trauma and acute care surgical fellows, or any surgeon who wishes to undertake a review of this anatomy. Visit the ASSET™ website

Monday, November 17, 2020

For More Information Please Contact:
Andrea Rinker
Trauma Program Manager, MetroHealth Parma
The MetroHealth System

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 Andrew Neading:
Outreach Burn Coordinator
MetroHealth Medical System

Metro Life Flight 37rd Annual Critical Care Symposium

March 6th and 7th

Kalahari Report and Spa

7000 Kalahari Drive

Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Info and Registration

For More Information Please Contact:
Jeremy Bond

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
5410 Lancaster Drive B303

Brooklyn Hts, Ohio 44131


NOTS Nursing Lecture Series

  • Trauma Triage
  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Burns

For More Information, Please contact: 
Danielle Rossler

Trauma Program Manager


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.

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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 Cleveland Clinic – Simulation Center)
The MetroHealth System – Simulation Center)

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.

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11th Annual Trauma Symposium

We all made it through 2020, but some of the affects are still ahead of us, so NOTS has decided to make our yearly event virtual for one more year.

We are also excited that we will be offering this for FREE. This is to honor all of our front line workers during this pandemic. 

Our NOTS mission is to provide the highest quality of care to patients across our region, and this symposium is great way to get your CME requirements while expanding your knowledge in trauma today. 

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. (7 CMEs)

Virtual (Registration to open later on this year)

November 9th, 2021 from 7:00-3:30pm