The Trauma Audit and Research Network

Training Courses

We offer virtual training courses to support our users. See below for further details.
Training Resources

Please refer to our training slides

and our online training videos

NEW! Self Guided Training (log in required): Watch videos of our full training programme at your own pace.

Try our Inclusion Criteria quiz!
Submit your answers, and view your results for further explanation.

We have a variety of additional training and information resources available to support hospital colleagues (a full list can be found under the Resources page):

Virtual Training
Our virtual training courses are delivered via Zoom, and can be accessed using any computer with an internet connection. Delegates should check they can access Zoom prior to booking a place.
Virtual Courses: How much does it cost?

Each hospital is entitled to 6 virtual training credits per financial year to be used for any of our virtual training courses, with any additional places to be chargeable as below:

  • Foundation course - £95
  • Reporting & Data Validation course - £50

Trust or Network level virtual training courses are available on request; virtual training credits can be used for these courses, with additional places charged for as above. Please email if you are interested in organising a Trust or Network event.

The structure of the virtual courses is as follows:
  • Foundation Session
    • Inclusion Criteria & Identifying Cases
    • Quality Assurance: Case Ascertainment & Data Accreditation
    • Data Entry System Demonstration (optional)
    • Additional Resource: Self-guided data entry exercise

  • Reporting & Data Validation Session
    • TARN System Updates
    • TARN Analytics
    • Data Quality & Validation
    • Measuring Trauma Outcomes: ISS, Probability of Survival (Ps) & Hospital Survival Rate (Ws)
    • Reviewing National Targets
    • Published Reports: Dashboards & Clinical Reports
Virtual Training Dates
Follow the link to book your place:

Training Course Videos

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NEW! Self Guided Training (log in required): Watch our training videos at your own pace.

Virtual Training Feedback

“I really enjoyed the session and find that TARN are streets ahead of other national audit providers in terms of training and support”

“Good course, well presented and very interesting”

“I found the short quizzes/interactive parts very beneficial (e.g. would this case be TARN eligible?). It breaks up what would otherwise be a long time sat watching/listening and gave me a chance to process the information and apply it to a real-life example”

“Knowledge of presenters were great, confident, friendly and engaging”

“It's particularly good that you can revisit the training via the recording”



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

Introduction & TARN Analytics
Data quality
Measuring trauma outcomes
Reviewing national targets
Published reports

Republic of Ireland

Inclusion Criteria
Identifying Cases
Data Entry System
System Administration
Data Quality AIS & ISS

Northern Ireland

Identifying Cases
Data Entry
System Administration
Data Quality