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Pre-Congress courses & other courses Nov. 1, 2022

Price table in American Dollars = USD

PRE-CONGRESS COURSES                                                                                                                                                                                


from October 1, 2022 onward


 DISCOUNT during September 2022




170 USD

170 USD

153 USD

153 USD

30 spaces in the morning and 30 spaces in the afternoon

Trauma Quality Improvement (TQI)  150 USD  135 USD  50 spaces
Essential Trauma Course (CET)  150 USD  135 USD  32 spaces
Trauma Nursing (ET)  120 USD  108 USD  50 spaces
Critical Decisions in Trauma (CDT)  300 USD  270 USD  50 spaces
BEST-REBOA Workshop  350 USD  315 USD  16 spaces
Rib Fixation   350 USD  315 USD  20 spaces
Vascular Access Eco-guided in Trauma  120 USD  108 USD  45 spaces


General description of the PTS pre-congress courses

Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma (USET - Basic) 
Transthoracic Echocardiography Course —ECHO (USET Advanced)  
Burn Management (BM) 

Trauma Quality Improvement (TQI)  Download manual English |  Portuguese | Español

Trauma Nursing (TNC)

Course Critical decisions in Trauma

other training courses

Notions of Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

Rib Fixation

Vascular Access Eco-guided in Trauma

Stop Bleed- Free Sessions

Disclaimer: Generic information for the courses.

Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma—USET Basic (Practical Course)

Description: The workshop takes place in two separate modules. The first component involves training in the FAST sequence for emergency department staff and the second component involves the ultrasound emergency.

The FAST module is 4 hours of training focused on basic ultrasound processes to support rapid diagnosis in the emergency room, especially for trauma situations. This module is focused on the analysis of special situations and complex simulation exercises to prepare staff for the highest demands in real situations. In addition, the new uses of this versatile support tool are projected and discussed as a complement to the general examination of the traumatized patient.

General Objective: The basic USET workshop has been developed with the objective of training personnel in the management of injured patients who are victims of traumatic events in medical emergencies settings at intra-hospital level. The instructors of this course have the goal of sharing complete information about the use of ultrasound in emergencies situations.

Specific Objectives:

  • Determine the students' level of knowledge of the use of ultrasound in trauma and emergency in addition to the different methods of examination in the emergency room.
  • Provide the necessary tools for quick and convenient ultrasound techniques in trauma patients.
  • Arrange the mindset of work, coordinate the use of ultrasound in the emergency room, and learn about the limitations and benefits of ultrasound.
  • Teach key skills focused to assess patients with ultrasound trauma and emergencies within the emergency room with emphasis on real experiences lived by the group of expert teachers.

Target Audience: (who should attend)  Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologist, EMS Providers, Nurses, Residents, and Students.

Pre-Test and Post-Test: Managed on site

Course Duration: 1/2 day

Director: Dr. Jorge Rabat

Date: November 1, 2022

Course Price: See price table above

Note: Participants must have a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access

Transthoracic Echocardiography Course —ECHO Advanced (USET 2)

Description: The ECHO course offers the opportunity to learn and perform some of the diagnostic, therapeutic, and prophylactic tools to optimize the management of critically ill and injured patients.

The seminar will be divided in two parts: The first part will be the instructional and involves two hours of lectures about the physiology of ultrasound, echocardiographic views and measurements. The second part will be a hands-on session.

General Objective: Teach the technique of echocardiogram for the evaluation of fluid status, and cardiac function of critically ill patients.

Specific Objectives:

  • USET (Module FAST)
  • Discuss the basic principles of ultrasound physics, instrumentation, and image acquisition.
  • Discuss the basic principles of transthoracic echocardiography, instrumentation, standard views, image acquisition, and cardiac measurements.
  • Describe and perform a practical approach to echocardiographic evaluation of shock and cardiac dysfunction.

Target Audience: (who should attend)  Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, EMS Providers, Residents and Students.

Pre-Test and Post-Test: Managed on site

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

Director: Dr. Jorge Rabat

Date: November 1, 2022

Course Price: See price table above

Trauma Quality Improvement (QI)

Description: A key administrative function used to strengthen trauma care is the quality improvement (QI) programme, also known as quality assurance, medical audit, or continuous quality improvement. QI programs have been shown to be important components of the functioning of trauma centres and trauma systems in high-income countries. They have also shown promise as means to lower trauma mortality, at an affordable cost and in a sustainable fashion, in the setting of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, evaluations carried out as part of WHO’s Essential Trauma Care Project have shown that few trauma-related QI programs are in place in LMICs.

This course thus seeks to meet this need and to provide participants with a working knowledge of trauma QI programs, oriented for the real world circumstances, especially those prevalent in LMICs.

General Objective: This course seeks to promote better understanding of the field of QI; to provide training on straightforward and practical techniques, such as preventable death reviews; and to discuss with participants ideas on future development of trauma QI and related training.

Specific Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the field of trauma QI and how it has been implemented in different countries globally, and gain an understanding of the potential benefits of trauma QI programmes in terms of improved process and quality of care and decreased rates of complications, morbidity, and mortality. This includes gaining a familiarity with the evidence base supporting these benefits.
  • Gain an understanding of the different options available for implementing trauma QI programmes in different size hospitals and different environments globally.
  • Become acquainted with the most widely applicable forms of trauma QI, including morbidity and mortality reviews (M & M conferences) and preventable death panel reviews.
  • Be able to improve the methodology and utility of existing M & M conferences in hospitals of any size, especially in terms of using findings from the conferences to implement corrective action on problems identified.
  • Be able to set up, conduct, and follow through on the findings of preventable death panel reviews, whether for a single institution or a wider area.
  • Gain an understanding of the more complex methods of trauma QI (including use of audit filters and statistical methods of risk adjustment) and be able to utilize these in circumstances where they are warranted.
  • Be able to implement targeted corrective action to address problems identified by any type of QI process, including “closing the loop” to prove that problems have indeed been corrected.

Target Audience (who should attend): Trauma Surgeons, General Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Anesthesiologists, EMS Providers (senior EMS leaders), Nurse EMS providers (senior EMS leaders), Health Administrators, Public Health Workers (those working in ministries of health or state health departments who have duties related to administration or planning of trauma care services), & Other (Mass casualty management/disaster planning staff).

Pre-Test & Post-Test: Managed on site

Duration: 1 day

Director:  Dr. Charles Mock, and Dr. Felipe Vega

Date: November 1, 2022

Course Price: See price table above

Essential Trauma Course (EsTC formally BTC)

Discription: This course provides basic training in trauma care for health professionals and workers in rural areas. The course extends beyond hospital care. It is based on a patient pathway system: tracking patient management from the initial site of injury at the scene, to rural health posts, continuing to provincial hospitals, and subsequently to definitive referral centers. The course emphasizes basic trauma management of patients in a rural setting. When appropriate, other advanced management options are mentioned based on resource availability. Emphasis is based on an understanding of trauma kinematics, communication, recording, and other components of the EMS system.

General Objective: The goal of this course is to provide a reasonable systematic approach to the management of patients who have sustained trauma injuries in resource-limited settings.

Specific Objectives:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the mechanisms of traumatic injuries
  • Identify the critically injured patient and perform appropriate triage based on limited resources in the region
  • To present a systematic approach to the management of trauma patients in a rural area with minimal resources
  • Present a practical experience in the initial management and stabilization of the injured patient in the field and in the hospital area

Public Objective (who should attend): Rural Physician, General Surgeon, Emergency Physician, SEM Provider, Nurse, Residents, Students and Health Systems Administrator.

Pre-Examen y Post-Examen: Managed on site

Duration: 1 day

Director: TBD

Fecha: Noviembre 1, 2022

Precio: See price table above

Trauma Nursing

Description: Theoretical and practical course that discusses systematized management of the trauma patient. It also covers methods of registering complications and opportunities for improving patient care based on standards and safety guidelines.

General Objective: Train nurses in required knowledge for classification, monitoring and supervision of an injured patient admitted to the hospital.

Specific Objectives:

  • Understand the role of the nurse in a trauma shock room; as well as, identify the criteria of trauma team activation.
  • Identify the role of nursing in resuscitation thoracotomy in addition to the application and care of venous accesses.
  • Recognize the importance of monitoring and general care of a patient with trauma injuries.
  • Understand the importance of the nurse in monitoring, supervision and control of trauma care quality and trauma registry.

Target Audience: (who should attend)  Nurses, EMS providers, Students

Pre-Test and Post-Test: Managed on site

Course Duration: 1 day

Director: TBD

Date: November 1 , 2022

Course Price: See price table above

Notions of Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

Description: This course is designed for professionals to learn techniques for the placement of REBOA to temporarily stop the bleeding endangering the life of a patient.

Course Objective:

  • To demonstrate indications for REBOA.
  • To demonstrate access and closure of the common femoral artery.
  • To demonstrate tools required for REBOA.
  • To demonstrate technique of REBOA.

Target Audience (who should attend): This course is designed for practitioners seeking to develop or improve their understanding and skills for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)

Duration: 1 day

Director: TBD

Date: November 1, 2022

Course Price: See price table above

Course Critical decisions in Trauma

This course approaches clinical situations that range from pre-hospital all the way to the emergency room. This course focus on steps needed to make critical decisions and to elaborate a plan of care. For more information about this course click here. For general information click here   

Requirements: The participant must have a personal computer during the session with personal internet access capabilities (Note: The system does not support Mac).

For more information please contact: Dr. Antonio Marttos at

Director: Dr.  Antonio Marttos

Date: November 1, 2022

Location:  Virtual

Course Price: US$ TBD

Rib Fixation

Course Description: Will be exhibited soon

Duration: 1 day

Director: TBD

Date: November 1, 2022

Price: See price table above

Vascular Access Eco-guided in Trauma


Vascular access has become one of the cornerstones in the initial management in the trauma setting. Knowledge of the different devices and their indications is of vital importance, as well as increasing the safety of procedures with ultrasound guidance. For all this, we believe it is pertinent to hold this course within the framework of the congress.


  • Acquire and strengthen knowledge in ultrasound focused on vascular access.
  • Know the different vascular devices available for the proper management of trauma.
  • Practice ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques in a high-fidelity environment.

Addressed to:

  • Surgery specialists.
  • Specialists in emergency medicine.
  • Critical care specialists.


  • Vascular access talk.
  • Introduction to ultrasound for vascular access.
  • Types of devices used in trauma: peripheral, REBOA, high flow and arterial introducers.
  • Description of the different vascular access techniques in trauma.
  • Possible complications and their immediate management.
  • Clinical cases.

Practice with simulators and ultrasound machines

Duration: 1 day

Coordinator: Fredy Alejandro Watts Pajaro

Date: November 1, 2022

Price: See price table above

Stop the bleed - free sessions

Free course created to teach people how to respond quickly in a crisis to save lives.

Who should attend to stop the bleed?

People of all ages learn to take simple steps right away to help save a life.

What is the class about?

Theoretical-practical class where the participant learns to:

  • Recognize life-threatening bleeding
  • Apply direct pressure to wounds
  • pack up a wound
  • apply a tourniquet

You do not need any prior medical knowledge or training to attend.

Why should I attend?

A person who is bleeding can lose his life in five minutes from the bleeding. Therefore, stopping blood loss quickly is essential. The people closest to someone with life-threatening injuries are in the best position to provide the first level of care.

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