The Trauma Audit and Research Network

Training Courses

Regular TARN training courses are held at locations in Manchester and London. Due to the different mix of delegates that has attended TARN courses over the past few years and following feedback from users, the TARN courses have been changed for 2018

  • The Foundation course is aimed solely at those who are new to TARN. This course will provide all the basic information that is required to begin the data collection process.
  • The Reporting & Refresher course includes a morning data entry refresher session and an afternoon report focussed session; delegates will be welcome to attend one or both sessions.


Which course should I attend?
  • Foundation course: if you are new to TARN and involved in data entry &/or identifying cases.
  • Reporting & Refresher course: if you have previously attended a Data collection or Foundation course; if you have been involved in TARN data entry for some time; you use the TARN data &/or reports but do not enter data


How much does it cost?

Each hospital will be entitled to 4 training credits per annum to be used for any of our regularly scheduled training courses, with any additional places to be chargeable as below:

  • Foundation course - £125
  • Reporting & Refresher course - £65

Trust or Network level ad-hoc training courses are available on request and will be charged at a rate of £500 per course, plus TARN travel expenses.



Foundation Course

Foundation Course introduction
Inclusion criteria
Identifying cases
Data entry system structure
System administration
Data quality

Refresher Course

Refresher Session introduction
Data entry system update
Reducing rejection rates
System administration

Reporting Course

Data quality
Measuring trauma outcomes
Reviewing national targets
Published reports

Republic of Ireland

Inclusion Criteria
Data entry and system structure
Data Quality
Online reports
Published reports

Register for a course


For more information or to register for a course, please browse the calendar or click the links below.

Foundation course
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