Trauma

 

Our One Focus

JPS Health Network is the leader in trauma care for Tarrant County. The only Level I Trauma Center in Tarrant County, no other hospital in the county can handle trauma cases like JPS.

Our dedication to superior trauma care is critical to the health of Tarrant County. According to the Centers for Disease Control, trauma is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 44. That is why we have committed more resources than any other local hospital to saving the lives of trauma victims.

 

About Level I Trauma Centers

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) reviews hospitals ability to provide trauma care. The organization looks at resources available such as equipment, personnel and access to physicians in specialized fields, such as neurosurgeons. ACS surveyors perform a review of what a hospital has available and its capabilities. Learn more about what Level I means by visiting FACS.

 

For information about the Annual Trauma Symposium, click here.

 

 

JPS’ commitment to trauma goes beyond the walls of our emergency and trauma services department. We reach out to the community to provide education with the goal prevent traumatic injuries.

 

Level I Trauma Center Tour

What makes a Level I Trauma Center different than other emergency rooms? Why does it matter that Fort Worth has one? The JPS Health Network’s trauma center tour offers Tarrant County residents an opportunity to see for themselves, going behind the scenes with the experts.

Your host will be President and Chief Executive Officer Robert Earley, who will introduce you to the JPS Health Network over lunch.  Tour groups then cross Main Street via the third-floor skywalk, proceeding to the Patient Care Pavilion, home of the Level I Trauma Center. The tour makes stops in Radiology, at the ambulance bay and in the decontamination room before arriving at a trauma room. Following the path that a trauma patient might take, the tour proceeds to the operating room and the intensive care unit.

Any organization or community group is welcome to sign up for a tour. Tours customarily are limited to fewer than two dozen people. Smaller groups also are welcome, and may be combined.

To sign up for a tour, contact the JPS Foundation at 817-702-7310 or send an email to jpsfoundation@jpshealth.org 

 

Stop The Bleed Community Training

"Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. Our two-hour program is led by JPS healthcare professionals that teach the skills so that people can help save lives. The 2020 class schedule will be posted in April.

For more information about "Stop the Bleed" classes, submit a Community Outreach Request.

 

 

 

Title: Advanced Trauma Life Support

 

Course Dates:
February 20-21, 2020
October 15-16, 2020

 

Course Schedule:
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Course Fees: $800.00 for Providers (MD/DO/ACNP/FNP/PA/CRNA)

 

Course Information:

  • Course manual, schedule and map will be sent to each student approximately one month prior to the course and after receipt of registration form and fees.
  • Room temperature may vary. Please bring a sweater.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

 

2021 Course Dates Coming Soon!

 

ATLS Registration ATLS Registration

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received 10 days or more prior to course. Nonrefundable cancellation fee of $50.00 will be retained for any cancellation less than 10 days prior to the course. Refunds will be given only after course materials have been returned. No refunds or rescheduling for unexpected no-shows or cancellations less than three (3) business days prior to course.

Weather Cancellation: If the Fort Worth Independent School District cancels classes due to weather, the scheduled course will also be cancelled. Participants will be contacted for transfer to a later course.

 

For more ATLS information, please call 817-702-7117 or email JPSATLS@jpshealth.org.

 

 

Title: Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

 

Description: Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN) is an advanced course designed for the registered nurse interested in increasing his/her knowledge in management of the multiple trauma patients. The ATCN course is taught concurrently with ATLS. The nurse participants audit the ATLS lectures. During the ATLS skill and testing stations, the nurses are separated from the physician group and directed through ATCN skill stations. ATCN Skill stations include:

  • Initial Assessment and Management
  • Airway and Ventilatory Management
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Hemorrhagic Shock
  • Musculoskeletal & Spinal Trauma
  • Head Trauma

The Skill stations are based on an interactive "hands-on: scenario-based approach" to adult education. The practical testing stations allow the ATCN students to demonstrate the application of ATLS and ATCN information on a moulaged patient. Participants receive both an ATCN manual and an ATLS manual.

 

Course Dates:
February 20-21, 2020
October 15-16, 2020

 

Course Schedule:
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Course Fees: $300

 

Course Information:

  • Course manual, schedule and map will be sent to each student approximately one month prior to the course and after receipt of registration form and fees.
  • Room temperature may vary. Please bring a sweater.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

 

ATCN Registration: February 2020 ATCN Registration: October 2020

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: If the Fort Worth Independent School District cancels classes due to weather, the ATLS course will also be cancelled. Participants will be contacted for transfer to a later course.

Weather Cancellation: No refunds will be considered unless JPS cancels the course. JPS Employees: your department will be billed if you do not show for the course or cancel the course 15 business days prior to the course.

 

For more ATCN information, please call 817-702-8802 or email JPSATCN@jpshealth.org.

 

 

Title: Trauma Nurse Core Course

Description: Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) is an internationally standardized, interactive course sponsored by ENA (Emergency Nurses Association). It is designed for Registered Nurses and integrates the trauma nursing process into the content, which provides the learner with core level knowledge and psychomotor skill experience. TNCC certification is good for 4 years.

Highlights Include: 

  • Abdominal, pediatric and pregnancy in trauma
  • Airway and ventilation interventions
  • Initial assessment and shock
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Chest trauma and traction splinting

 

Course Dates:
February 3-4, 2020
June 1-2, 2020
August 11-12, 2020

 

Course Schedule:
Day 1: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Course Fees:
$230 - Auditors for CE only (LVN, EMT-P)
$250 - JPS RNs for Provider Certification and CE
$300 - RNs for Provider Certification and CE

 

Course Information:

  • Course manual, schedule and map will be sent to each student approximately one month prior to the course and after receipt of registration form and fees.
  • Room temperature may vary. Please bring a sweater.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

 

TNCC Registration: June 2020 TNCC Registration: August 2020

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received 10 days or more prior to course. Nonrefundable cancellation fee of $50.00 will be retained for any cancellation less than 10 days prior to the course. Refunds will be given only after course materials have been returned. No refunds or rescheduling for unexpected no-shows or cancellations less than three (3) business days prior to course.

Weather Cancellation: If the Fort Worth Independent School District cancels classes due to weather, the scheduled course will also be cancelled. Participants will be contacted for transfer to a later course.

 

For more TNCC information, please call 817-702-7117 or email JPSTNCC@jpshealth.org.