Patient Care Services Education Program

Each fall the Education Council sponsors an 8-hour program, Special Topics in Trauma. This program is for nurses and other health professionals in the state.

Each year a mandatory competency marathon is held for all nursing staff to validate competence in specific trauma nursing skills.

Additional education programs are conducted on a unit level based on quality data and needs assessment. In general every unit has a minimum of 4 hours of planned education. The center participates with a number of academic nursing programs to provide varying degrees of graduate and undergraduate clinical experience.

Additional precepted experiences, from several days to six weeks, are provided to nurses and other allied health professionals. Nurses from around the world continue to visit and observe clinical activity and have participated in conferences sponsored by the Shock Trauma Center.

For more information on educational programs offered through the Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center, please contact Professional Development at 410-328-6257.

Obtaining emergent consultation or transferring patients to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center takes only OneCall, day or night, to 1-800-373-4111 or 410-328-1234

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