Trauma Training & Education

The Trauma Program at NGMC is committed to providing education to healthcare providers, surrounding communities and more with a goal to enhance trauma care across the state and region.

Advanced Trauma Life Support Program

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 (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) and was first introduced in the US and abroad in 1980. Its courses provide you with a safe and reliable method for immediate management of injured patients.

Please click here to learn more about when and where this course is offered. If you have questions, please call 770-219-7321.

Community Education Classes

Stop the Bleed

Did you know that the #1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding? A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. Learn three quick techniques to help save a life before some bleeds out.


ThinkFirst is a national injury prevention platform that is evidence based. ThinkFirst provides educational programs designed to incorporate all elements of the Health Belief Model, a theory-based health model for attaining behavior change. ThinkFirst uses creative strategies such as having speakers who are trauma survivors tell their stories during the instruction. ThinkFirst serves the community by empowering community members the opportunity to be a part of the chapter.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi incorporates exercises that improve muscular strength, flexibility and fitness, all of which are effective therapies for those with arthritis.

Rural Trauma Team Development Course

Rural trauma is the “neglected disease” of the 21st century. RTTDC has been developed to help rural hospitals with development of their trauma teams. The course improves the quality of care in rural communities by developing a timely, organized, and systemic response to the care of the trauma patient, and a team approach that addresses common problems in the initial assessment and stabilization of the injured.

Safe Kids

Safe Kids Northeast Georgia tracks childhood injury rates through data provided by Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Emergency Departments. Using this data, coalition members are able to determine where to best focus resources.

Northeast Georgia Trauma Symposium

Each year, NGMC partners with the region two Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC) to host an annual trauma symposium and cadaver skills lab. The Northeast Georgia Trauma Symposium is one of the leading educational opportunities in the southeast for trauma care professionals. This year’s event features a full day of educational seminars from local and nationally acclaimed speakers and provides CME for physicians and advanced practice providers, and CE for nurses and EMS providers.

Request a Class

Our Trauma Education team offers courses to train caretakers at all levels, from support staff to nursing and advanced practice providers, and physicians, and the general public. Courses can range from single-day training for individual providers to multi-week programs.

For more information about our offerings, please email

ADA Statement

In accordance with the Americans with disabilities act, please advise the Course Coordinator or Director if you have any disability that requires special materials and/or services so that appropriate resources can be provided.