Trauma Center Additional Resources


The Guthrie Trauma Center works closely with:

Injury Prevention

Our Injury Prevention Coordinator offers programs and campaigns designed to prevent injuries such as falls and accidents due to distracted driving. For information, call Melissa Ross, Trauma Resource Nurse, at 570-887-6908 or email

Education Programs

The Guthrie Trauma Center offers three educational programs in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Advanced Trauma Life Support

This two-day course, offered at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, teaches safe and reliable methods for immediate treatment of injured patients. Participants will learn how to assess a patient’s condition rapidly and accurately, resuscitate and stabilize patients according to priority, arrange transfer if necessary, and provide high-level care at all times. Specific treatment topics include airway and ventilator management, shock, thoracic trauma, abdominal trauma, head injuries, spinal cord trauma, thermal injuries, pediatric trauma and others.

For information, including course dates and times, call 570-887-4050 email, or download the course brochure here.

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

This course is offered concurrently with the two-day Advanced Trauma Life Support course and is designed for experienced RNs working in trauma settings who want to increase their knowledge and practical skills in managing critically injured trauma patients.

For information, call Mary Wenger, RN, at 570-887-6907, email, or download the course brochure here.

Rural Trauma Team Development

This one-day course is designed for rural health care facilities where care of injured patients is difficult due to a lack of resources (personnel, equipment and supplies). Our team of trauma surgeons, emergency physicians and experienced RNs will come to your facility to help you set up your environment to function well when a critically ill patient arrives. Participants will learn how to develop the trauma team, define of roles and responsibilities, and establish policies and procedures. The course also teaches providers to recognize and treat common trauma injuries, when and how to transfer a patient, and specialized treatment of children, senior citizens and pregnant women.  

For information, call Lisa LaRock, RN, Trauma Program Manager, at 570-887-4640, email, or download the course brochure here.

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