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Assessment and Treatment of Trauma Course Planning Checklist

The following are suggested action steps to take in planning an ATT Course. It is recommended that planning for an ATT Course starts approximately four months before the course begins.

Four Months Before the Course

  • Select a course to teach (basic or advanced)
  • Identify Medical Advisor
  • Identify appropriate Faculty
  • Select course dates
  • Develop course budget and set registration fee
  • Reserve the location for the course
  • Develop plan for promoting the course
  • Contact continuing education provider
  • Send course advertising to prospective participants

Two Months Before the Course

  • Establish registration procedures
  • Select the menu for food functions and breaks
  • Reserve audiovisual equipment
  • Order course signage
  • Order the course supplies and equipment
  • Order appropriate textbooks (basic or advanced) and other needed materials from Jones and Bartlett Publishers

One Month Before the Course

  • Complete course notification form
  • Review evaluation and comments from previous course (if applicable)
  • Mail Faculty confirmation letter

Three Weeks Before the Course

  • Mail a confirmation letter with directions to the location, parking facilities, and course materials (ATT textbook and access code to the Precourse Online Module) to participants
  • Schedule a meeting with the Faculty
  • Photocopy the Written Test

One Week Before the Course

  • Remind participants to complete the Precourse Online Module before attending the On-Site Module
  • Review course roster to ensure accuracy

Day Before the Course

  • Reconfirm meals and refreshments
  • Prepare the course signage
  • Set up registration area
  • Hold a Faculty meeting

During the Course

  • Check the rooms to see that all audiovisual equipment and lights are in order
  • Check on setup for meals and refreshment breaks
  • Place course signs in appropriate locations
  • Set up equipment for skill stations
  • Facilitate course participant registration and Faculty check-in
  • Collect Precourse Online Module certificate of completion from participants
  • Monitor the course to maintain schedule flow
  • Monitor lectures, scenarios, and skill stations to maintain the desired group size
  • Score tests
  • Have Faculty available to answer questions and provide directions
  • Encourage Faculty and participants to complete evaluation forms

After the Course

  • Submit course roster to the AAOS within 30 days
  • Send thank you letters to Faculty, medical advisor, vendors, and support staff
  • Send honorarium (optional)
  • Return equipment
  • Pay invoices
  • Send appropriate paperwork to local continuing education provider for approval
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