Australian Trauma Team Training course


The Australian Trauma Team Training (ATTT) course is developed by NSW ITIM. It is a multiprofessional, multidisciplinary simulation-based course that addresses teamwork skills and clinical practice relevant to trauma management.


The specific objectives are to:
  • expose trauma teams to simulated cases of serious trauma, providing them with an opportunity to rehearse early management of cases focusing on their response and interaction as a team rather than individuals
  • instructing teams in the specific behavioural skills and attitudes relevant to effective trauma teamwork including:
    • team leadership/fellowship
    • principles of ‘crisis management’
    • team communication
    • negotiation and conflict resolution
    • safety culture.
  • revising general principles of trauma management according to recognised best practices in NSW
  • revising specific management of key trauma conditions including head injury, major haemorrhage and multi-trauma.

Local facilitation

The ATTT course is facilitated locally by each trauma service in NSW, at least twice per year. Many local services have adopted the original one-day course to suit their local needs and constraints.

Target audience

Attendance at the course is typically made up of six doctors and six nurses. Attendees must have trauma experience, with knowledge of standard trauma management principles, such as those taught at the Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) or equivalent. Clinical training is only a minor feature of the course.

The objective is that the clinicians  selected train others in their clinical unit once they have completed the course themselves.
Contact your local trauma service for more information about local ATTT courses.



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