Kampala Advanced Trauma Course
- Kampala Advanced Trauma Course (KATC)
Trauma affects a substantial proportion of patients presenting to Mulago Hospital, and up until 2007, formal training for healthcare care providers in advanced trauma care was critically lacking in Uganda.
In 2007, GPAS collaborators designed an advanced trauma training curriculum tailored to resource-constrained settings, like Uganda. The original course was taught by UCSF and Makerere Faculty and since has been taught annually by GPAS Senior Scholars and Mulago Faculty for all anesthesia and surgery Masters of Medicine trainees at Mulago Hospital. In 2015-16 the course was offered at regional referral hospitals with the plan to scale training to all 14 regional referral hospital and health centre IVs in the next 3 years. The course has been offered at no cost to participants thanks to the generous support of the Laura Case Trust. Currently we are fundraising to scale up a train-the-trainers course as well as a formal evaluation of course impact.
Below are the core curriculum modules, as well as links to other trauma training courses (WHO, PTC) designed for use in resource constrained environments. Pre- and post course tests are also available for the KATC.
If you are interested in providing KATC training at your institution, please let us know how we can help (partners AT globalsurgery.org).
- WHO Emergency and Trauma Care Modules
For more information, please visit the Emergency and essential surgical care website.
- Primary Trauma Care (PTC) Foundation Course
For more information, please visit the PTC website.
The manual is also available in the following languages:
For access to the PTC Instructor Manual and also slides for both the Foundation & Instructors PTC Courses contact PTCF directly.