As the only trauma hospital in the Northwest region, Thunder Bay Regional Health Science Center (TBRHSC) is committed to improving the outcomes for trauma patients in Northwestern Ontario. This is accomplished by improving communications between providers in the region and by offering the RTTDC collaborative education program.
TBRHSC, Trauma Program coordinates and delivers the RTTDC program to rural hospitals in the northwest region, and organizes and sponsors other trauma education activities.
The Rural (Regional) Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC) emphasizes a team approach to the initial evaluation and resuscitation of the trauma patient at a rural facility. The one-day course includes interactive lectures on both medical procedures and communication strategies and team performance scenarios.
Feedback from physicians, nurses and allied health care professional who attend these outreach education programs is very positive. Participants complete a brief evaluation following each program and the majority indicated that the program met their expectations and needs and they would attend similar sessions in the future. (Adapted with minor changes from the LHSC RTTDC page)
For more information on our RTTDC course please contact our Trauma Program manager Kerry Posselwhite at: Kerry.Posselwhite@tbh.net