TBRHSC Trauma Program

TBRHSC Trauma Program

North West Regional Trauma Network

Regional Injury Prevention Programs

Regional Training and Certification

Learning Management System (LMS)

Trauma Ask

Inaugural session of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) comes to TBRHSC

The inaugural session of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) took place in Thunder Bay on May 13th and 14th, supported by Provincial Director Dr. Paul Engle, facilitated by site director Dr. Jeffrey Heringer, and coordinated by Kerry Posselwhite. This inaugural ATLS session offered 16 spots for registration and reached course capacity within days of its offering. Participants enrolled were physicians from both our local TBRHSC Emergency Department (ED) and physician representation from our regional hospitals in the northwest.

This event marks the first newly designated ATLS site in Ontario in over a decade. Spanning a day and a half of education and training, this hybrid course equips participants with the skills to assess a patient’s condition, perform resuscitation and stabilization, and determine whether their needs exceed a facility’s capacity. It also delves into arranging inter-hospital transfers and ensuring optimal care throughout the process. Particularly beneficial for those who don’t regularly treat trauma patients, the ATLS course offers a systematic approach for evaluating and treating trauma victims.

Physicians and healthcare practitioners alike are welcome to attend, with the opportunity to earn CME credits. For further details about our ATLS course, please reach out to the Trauma Program Manager, Kerry Posselwhite, at Kerry.Posselwhite@tbh.net or visit, Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS) – TBRHSC Trauma Program

TIIPS Program

A compact educational program designed to provide injury prevention information for Indigenous youth in an interactive and relatable way. TIIPS Kit program is versatile and can be utilized locally in an urban environment or easily shipped to remote and rural locations.

Youth Injury Prevention 2024/25

Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Centre Trauma and Injury Prevention Program is pleased to present a new Youth Injury Prevention Program for Grades 9-12. This 2-hour program is designed to engage youth with immersive in class learning and the practical application of injury awareness and prevention. Youth attending this program will have the opportunity to interact with various community partners and become familiar with several community resources. This program runs twice a month from September 2024-June 2025. Please forward any interest or inquiry to TBRHSC Trauma Program Injury Prevention Leads; shonath.kajorinne@tbh.net or ashley.taisey@tbh.net

Two people at a TBRHSC Trauma Program booth at an event

A Real Need to STOP THE BLEED®

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) Trauma Program wants to support the community to be better prepared for traumatic events through awareness, education and bleeding management training.

TBRHSC Trauma Program Regional Injury Prevention Leads have specialized training as instructors in STOP THE BLEED®, a course that teaches how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person. Only certified health care providers can instruct a STOP THE BLEED® Course. The TBRHSC Trauma Program wants to enhance public awareness for this life-saving program that is available to all residents of Northwestern Ontario.

TBRHSC Trauma Program offers STOP THE BLEED® ​training to the general public, local businesses, and any people that work in public areas or venues that may be a first person on scene until a first responder arrives (e.g. security, event staff, and vendors).




We invite you to take part and get certified in bleeding control. Become empowered to take action in emergency situations, and possibly save a life!


We invite you to take part and get certified in bleeding control. Become empowered to take action in emergency situations, and possibly save a life!

Advanced Trauma Life Support® (ATLS) course – Physicians 

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 […]

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Trauma Program Contacts

Adam Vinet – Vice President Patient Experience & Chief Nursing Executive – Adam.Vinet@tbh.net

Chad Johnson – Director – Chad.Johnson@tbh.net

Dr. Jeffrey Heringer – Trauma Medical Lead – jeff.heringer@NOSM.ca

Kerry Posselwhite – Manager – Kerry.Posselwhite@tbh.net

Shonath Kajorinne – Regional Injury Prevention Lead – Shonath.Kajorinne@tbh.net

Ashley Taisey – Regional Injury Prevention Lead – Ashley.Taisey@tbh.net

Christian Popa – Trauma Nurse Practitioner – Christian.Popa@tbh.net

Kristine Perrier – Trauma Data Analyst – Kristine.Perrier@tbh.net

Jasmine Farmer – Administrative Assistant – Jasmine.Farmer@tbh.net