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Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) course

Trauma Resuscitation in Kids (TRIK) is a two-day simulation-based course. It is designed for health care providers in Canada and abroad who manage pediatric trauma patients, with a focus on the roles of team leader and team members.

The TRIK course is suitable for emergency physicians, pediatricians, general surgeons, pediatric surgeons, family physicians, critical care physicians, emergency nurses and respiratory therapists. It is an accredited Section 1 and 3 learning activity as defined by the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification Program. We recommend that participants have current certification in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) before taking this course.

What you’ll learn

Starting from primary survey and initial resuscitation, the course takes an interactive approach to managing common and uncommon pediatric trauma cases.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to

  • describe the differences between adult and child pathophysiology,
  • conduct a primary and secondary survey for pediatric trauma cases,
  • recognize, diagnose and manage common trauma-related pediatric injuries,
  • recognize and consider ethical issues related to pediatric trauma,
  • interpret diagnostic images for pediatric trauma cases, and
  • determine the appropriate steps to prepare for the transport of a pediatric trauma patient.


The TRIK course is an accredited self-assessment program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It was approved by University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development on April 24, 2014 and it expires in April 2017. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 15 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Cancellation policy

A $50 administration fee will be charged for all cancelled registrations and there is no refund for cancellations within 14 days of the first day of the course.

The course will be cancelled if the minimum number of registrants is not met. In this case, you will be notified at least one month before the start of the course.

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Hamilton – December 7-8, 2015
Centre for Simulation-Based Learning
McMaster University, HSC-1M
1200 Main Street West
Hamilton ON L8S 3Z5 

Contact us
Practice, Performance and Innovation Unit (PPI)
c/o Education Coordinator
Telephone: 613-730-6275; toll-free 1-800-668-3740 ext. 275

Visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes